Impressive in 2020 on day races together with his successes at Milan-San Remo and to Strade Bianche, in addition to his second locations on the Tour of Flanders and the web race of World’s Championships, Wout Van Aert additionally achieved sturdy performances on the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de France, two occasions which introduced very mountainous profiles. Twentieth of Tower whereas he was on the service of his chief Primoz Roglic, the Belgian from Jumbo-Visma has given a glimpse of qualities of a climber that we didn’t suspect till now and which recommend that he might additionally shine in stage races.
Video – Wout Van Aert after his victory over Milan-San Remo 2020
“Shine in races like Tirreno-Adriatico, the Critérium du Dauphiné or the Tour de Suisse”
Although nonetheless centered on in the future races sooner or later – “widening my track record on the Classics remains a priority” – the world quantity 3 hinted, in an interview with Sport / Voetbalmagazine, that he would have ambitions in 2021 on the main races in phases of 1 week. “I would first like to shine in races like Tirreno-Adriatico, the Critérium du Dauphiné or the Tour de Suisse. In the short term, that is possible, and especially in stage races with a time trial. I would like to get a result in the general classification in one of these races in 2021, just like in the hilly classics of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour de Lombardie “, he explains in feedback relayed by Cyclingnews.
“In cross country, it only happens between Mathieu van der Poel and me”
But earlier than that, the 26-year-old rider will set about reaching an amazing cyclo-cross season, throughout which he’ll discover his nice rival, Mathieu van der Poel. Proud to have proven that he too might shine on the highway, the three-time world champion within the specialty hopes he can compete with the Dutchman this winter. “In cross, it only happens between the two of us. The beaten is always the big loser and the one who is worse than the other. I think more of Mathieu during the week. I wonder how I can beat him and how I can adapt my training to his main qualities “, concludes who the one who ought to launch his season on November 28 at Kortrijk.
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