July 19, 2024

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Wout van Aert passes to green, but wants to run despite the ‘brand’: ‘I won’t win the beauty award’

Wout van Aert passes to green, but wants to run despite the ‘brand’: ‘I won’t win the beauty award’

Wout van Aert did not escape the second Italian plate of the Tour unscathed yesterday, but fortunately the damage was not too bad. Van Aert indicates his desire to participate in the sprint race in Turin and is clear that green is not a goal this year. “I don’t want to be too short in this classification so that I can have more freedom later in the Tour.”

On Saturday, Wout van Aert finished third in Rimini, and on Sunday he did his job for the team on the way to Bologna. However, a fall in the intermediate sprint put a damper on the celebrations.

“That was a shock for me too,” he replied this afternoon. “It was a very stupid fall, as always of course. And suddenly they were on the ground in front of me and I couldn’t avoid them.”

“Luckily, it was a good slide and didn’t do too much damage. I have a nice brand on my right side, but I already have a few like that. I won’t win a beauty award with it.”

Will Van Aert run today? “That’s the intention. I hope I feel good on the bike. It’s been a tough weekend and I always have a better chance because of the fatigue of the runners.”

“No, it’s not our responsibility to control. But if other teams run, I have the right to intervene.”

That won’t happen in the intermediate sprints. “No, green is not a goal this year. I’d rather not be too close to that classification so I can have more freedom later in the round.”

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Green order:

Tour de France Global rankings


Tour of France

Riding date start – end Ride type the total winner leader


29/06 Florence – Rimini

206 km

romain bardet


30/06 Cesenatico – Bologna

199.2 km

Tadej Pogacar


01/07 Piacenza – Turin

230.8 km

Another 227 km


02/07 Pinerolo – Valloire

139.6 km


03/07 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Saint-Volpas

177.4 km


04/07 Macon – Dijon

163.5 km


05/07 Nuits Saint-Georges – Geoffrey Chambertin

25.3 km


06/07 Semur-en-Auxois – Colombie Les Deux Eglises

183.4 km


07/07 Troy – Troy

199 km

Rest day 08/07


09/07 Orleans – Saint Amand Montrond

187.3 km


10/07 Évaux-les-Bains – Le Lioran

211 km


11/07 Aurillac – Villeneuve-sur-Lot

203.6 km


12/07 Ajin-bao

165.3 km


13/07 Bao – no dadet

151.9 km


14/07 Loudenvielle – Plateau de Belle

197.7 km

Rest day 15/07


16/07 Gruissan – Nimes

188.6 km


17/07 Saint Paul Trois Chateau – Superdévoluy

177.8 km


18/07 Gap – Barcelonet

179.5 km


19/07 Embron – Isola 2000

144.6 km


20/07 Nice – Col de la Coyole

132.8 km


07/21 Monaco – Nice

33.7 km