December 8, 2023

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Van Aert on yesterday’s controversy and Pogacar’s stabbings: “You will answer with the pedals.” |  Tour de France

Van Aert on yesterday’s controversy and Pogacar’s stabbings: “You will answer with the pedals.” | Tour de France

“Jasper was glad I was sitting next to him yesterday, because if he had been a runner like Sagan, he would undoubtedly have a beech.”

Wout van Aert didn’t tell about it at the start at Dax: yesterday’s finish was very serious and thanks to Van Aert himself warning nothing happened.

“I chose not to take any more risks. It’s strange to agree to this termination, we all agree.”

“Jasper runs to the right, because it’s the shortest way, but when he senses me, he veers a little more.”

“It was debatable, but especially so was the ending itself. Maybe that’s why the jury did nothing.”

“However, the regulations state that the last 200 meters must be directly ahead, but that is not observed here.”

It’s clearly not easy for Van Aert on this Tour. He doesn’t seem to have to count on much sympathy from Tadezh Pogacar. On Sunday, he was publicly pleased with Van Aert’s “childish” behavior (dixit Pogacar), and yesterday he said Van Aert was holding back because he didn’t have his legs.

Van Aert himself only shrugs when faced with the Slovenian’s two stitches. “I’ll answer with the pedals.”

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