Throwback Thursday: Mathieu Van Der Poel Wins the Lenzerheide XC World CupRace in 2019

Before he started leading the Tour de France he was winning World Cup mountain bike races.
Victor Koretzky, Nino Schurter, Mathieu van der Poel, Mathias Flueckiger and Gerhard Kerschbaumer stand on the podium at UCI XCO World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on August 11th, 2019 // Photo by Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool //


With Mathieu van der Poel wearing the yellow leader’s jersey in the Tour de France for four days in a row this week in 2021, we thought it would be fun to look back at the Lenzerheide, Switzerland World Cup in 2019, where Van der Poel topped the podium in the Elite Men’s XC race.