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It’s all about having fun – Mathieu van der Poel | SHIMANO

October 18, 2019


I think having fun is the
most important thing. Especially in our profession… …as a sportsman it’s
is very important… …to keep having fun. But I think it’s important
in everything you do… …that having fun
should be first. I do that by not sticking
to tight plans… …so that I can
do my own thing… …and when I have
the freedom… …then preferably I
just ride in the sand. I do everything on intuition
when I ride here. Like on the beach,
when I take a turn… …I think: I can’t
do that any faster… …but in the next lap
I try it nevertheless. And then I just
await the result. If I make a mistake I’m
very quick to correct it… …because I’ve crashed already
so many times during training… …after a while you
feel it coming… …and you just roll over. That’s not bad,
it’s a part of it. Then you know where
your limit is. I try to have as much
fun as possible… …and I think it’s important as
well to never being satisfied. You really have to try to get
the best out of yourself. When you try to get up a small
hill and you succeed once… …I would not say: that
was fine, I quit… …I would say: I’ll try
again a couple more times… …and I’ll try to get there
quicker and better… …and three times in a row. When you start to do
things like that… …you make yourself
to be a better rider.

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  1. awesome video. Think this deserves a place on the #GCNshow! very extreme…! What an artist and a beautiful riding style. Could he be the next Sagan?

  2. The most talented cyclist in all three disciplines and Canyon, the best bike manufacturer both road and mountain.

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