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Max Verstappen Snubbed for Dutch Sports Personality of the Year Despite Record-Breaking F1 Season

, Max Verstappen Snubbed for Dutch Sports Personality of the Year Despite Record-Breaking F1 Season

Verstappen's Formula One Triumph Falls Short in Dutch Public Vote

Despite a historic season in which Max Verstappen won the Formula One championship, the Dutch public has chosen cyclist Mathieu van der Poel as their Sports Personality of the Year. Verstappen, who secured his third consecutive championship by winning 19 out of 22 races, was unable to claim the prestigious award.

Van der Poel's Sensational Year Earns Him the Honors

Mathieu van der Poel had an exceptional year, claiming victory in a series of one-day races, including Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo. He capped off his season by winning the Road World Championships in Glasgow, despite crashing and damaging his shoe during the race. The Dutch cyclist also made headlines for an unusual pit stop in a stranger's house.

Award Success for Van der Poel

This is not the first time Mathieu van der Poel has been recognized as the Dutch Sports Personality of the Year. In addition to his 2021 victory, he also won the award in 2019 after triumphing in the Amstel Gold Race, Holland's premier cycling event.

Fans expressed their support for van der Poel, with one acknowledging his elite riding and another calling the decision a "no-brainer." A lighthearted comment compared Verstappen's driving skills to van der Poel's athletic prowess, declaring it "no contest."

, Max Verstappen Snubbed for Dutch Sports Personality of the Year Despite Record-Breaking F1 Season
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