The counter will soon reach nine. Wout van Aert (29 years old) ended his cyclo-cross season on January 21 in Benidorm. Spanish cyclocross was subject to change, just like the World Cup in Sonhoven, in which Van Aert ultimately did not participate.
look. Wout van Aert has been in Colombia in recent days for “El Giro de Rigo”
“It's a conscious choice to drive a shorter programme,” Van Aert said on the Jumbo-Visma website about a month ago. “Last year I noticed that it was mentally difficult to really focus on the cross season and then transition to the spring. I decided for myself that I no longer wanted to leave anything to chance when it comes to the spring classics. That is why, with a heavy heart, I am running a more limited program.”
Van Aart initially opted for eight crosses as he would certainly be the starter. His appearances in Sonhoven and Benidorm were then subject to change. This roughly coincides with the team's training camp in January, and that caused some problems, but now the decisions have been made. Sonhoven will go into the water on January 7, but will first be in Benidorm two weeks later.
The cross in Spain will be his last of a total of nine crosses this winter. This brings a total of four duels with world champion Mathieu van der Poel, which are in Holst, Bale, Koksijde and Benidorm. Van Aert: “We are in training in Spain in January and I was anyway planning to stay an extra week after that. The cross in Benidorm is the perfect incentive to bridge the gap between training and that extra week of training.
Woot Fan Art Program
12/9: Exact Cross Essen (win)
22/12: Completely intersecting mole (2nd)
12/23: Antwerp World Cup (2nd)
12/26: World Cup Ceremony (Second)
12/27: Zolder Super Prestige
1/21: Benidorm World Cup
What we already know about Wout's cross-country program and why it's drawing the wrath of the UCI
Free unlimited access to Showbytes? Which can!
Log in or create an account and never miss a thing from the stars.
“Subtly charming internet specialist. Avid writer. Friendly alcohol guru. Music ninja. Devoted social media fanatic.”