All in a day’s work

Mathieu van der Poel celebrates by holding his bicycle in the air after winning his third Tour of Flanders title. — AFP

MATHIEU van der Poel won the Tour of Flanders for a third time last month adding to his burgeoning reputation as one of the all time greats of one-day road cycling.

Considered the greatest of the ultra-long one-day ‘‘monument’’ races the 29-year-old Dutchman also won the iconic race over the cobbled lanes and hills of Flanders in 2020 and 2022.

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