The new Mathieu The popularity of cycling has been on the rise for years. With his spectacular way of racing Mathieu van der Poel is a great inspiration for kids. But the route to become a professional cyclist is long with many obstacles. You lose more than you win. Cycling is a crash course in life. Battle, fall, rise and keep going. Persistence. As with many other young athletes, the role of the parents is indispensable. Pinning numbers, adjusting bikes, etc. The capricious progress of the race is inherent at this age. Starting full speed then burn down slowly.