The Dutchman was betting heavily on this race, but said goodbye to his golden dream after not even 10 minutes of testing.
Mathieu van der Poel said goodbye to his Olympic title dreams in Tokyo on Monday. Barely started in the mountainbike event, the Dutchman crashed heavily after badly negotiating a jump. He then remained on the ground for a while before getting back on his ATV.
After the first lap, van der Poel was over a minute behind the leader. Enough to suggest that the gold medal will not be this time.
The Antwerp resident fails at the foot of the podium (4th) in the triathlon event, he will not give up his Olympic dreams before Paris 2024.
A team final and three individual finals: Belgian women’s gymnastics, led by Nina Derwael, had a smashing blow this Sunday at the Tokyo Games. While waiting for other exploits.
Barring an exploit from Alison Van Uytvanck, the only survivor to challenge Czech Kvitova in the second round, Belgian tennis can already forget the Tokyo Olympics! In one weekend (double defeat on Saturday and loss in singles Sunday), Elise Mertens lost all her illusions as she discovered her first Games! A fiasco combined with defeat, also in the first round of the Gillé-Vliegen duo, without forgetting, of course, David Goffin’s injury package even before the start of the competition. Berezina? Even in Japan, the expression is time-honored.A lire aussiNews – Ex-Celtic bosses Neil Lennon and Chris Sutton refused access to the Rangers match as TV experts