The fact that the Netherlands is on the benches for Mathieu van der Poel, a young man who has never lived in our country in the more than 26 years that he has been walking around (and cycling) on this planet, is of course a bit opportunistic. Whoever looks around in his birthplace Kapellen, can only conclude that his home region hardcore Flanders.
The village is located in the north of the Kempen province, sandwiched between the city of Antwerp and the Dutch border. At café De 7e Hemel, slightly outside the village center, ‘customer only’ parking is allowed. is on the table The newspapaer, and the men who started a fairly early Friday afternoon drink here at 1.30 pm order ‘pints’. From Jupiler, of course.