After a fall, Mathieu van der Poel was named world champion this Sunday after a feat that went down in the annals of cycling. The Dutchman, his country’s first winner in 38 yearsWith 22 kilometers to go, he consolidated his victory with an attack. Before, with Wout van Aert, silver, and Tadej Pogacar, bronzeAs the main competitors, the attempts followed one another without interruption.
The Glasgow World Championships the first to unite practically all cycling disciplines (From now on it will be every four years) they will be remembered. Especially for the triumph of a Van der Poel, who pocketed 8,000 euros as a financial reward. Van Aert and Pogacar took €4,000 and €2,000 respectively.
The awards will be repeated on the podium at the women’s endurance event, which takes place next Sunday, August 13th. The numbers will also be the same for the time trial champions in both categories. The test with the greatest reward for the winners, although it must be distributed, is the mixed team relay time trial. The winning country receives 15,000 euros.