Mathieu van der Poel has been absolutely dominant this season. With seven World Cup wins he’s wrapped up that competition and almost every other series that matters. His foil, Wout van Aert may be the defending champion, but he hasn’t truly challenged #MVDP all season. If he wants to defend his title it may require #MVDP losing the race with a big mistake, rather than van Aert winning it with his legs. Image: Balint Hamvas

The Elite Men race Sunday, Feb 4rd at 3PM local, 6AM PST.