Tour de France leader Van der Poel rejects idea of becoming a future GC contender

Tour de France leader Van der Poel rejects idea of becoming a future GC contender



Tour de France leader Mathieu van der Poel, after his fifth day in the yellow jersey, has strongly played down any speculation that in the future he might end up trying to go for an overall victory at the race.

The Netherlands last won the Tour de France in 1980 with Joop Zoetemelk, and although Tom Dumoulin’s success in the Giro d’Italia and podium placing in the Tour de France had raised the country’s hopes, for now, the quest for a successor to Zoetemelk has proved fruitless.



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