Wout Van Aert

Paris-Roubaix: Mathieu van der Poel and Lotte Kopecky go for historic doubles as Wout Van Aert returns

This weekend’s Paris-Roubaix marks the 119th edition of the men’s race and the second edition of the women’s race.Labelled the “hell of the north” by fans around the world, it is one of the highlights of the cycling calendar and often provides incredible drama as the riders subject themselves to the pain of the pavé.The winners of last year’s races – Sonny Colbrelli and Lizzie Deignan – are both not competing in the French classic this time around. Colbrelli is continuing his recovery after collapsing at the end of a stage of the Volta a Catalunya last month, while Deignan...
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Wout van Aert to line up at Paris-Roubaix in support role

Wout van Aert will line up at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, making his return from COVID-19, with Jumbo-Visma saying medical staff had cleared the Belgian rider to resume racing but that his preparation had been less than ideal. Van Aert last raced at Gent-Wevelgem but missed the Tour of Flanders after...

No timeline for Wout van Aert to return to racing after COVID-19

Until mid-week, Jumbo-Visma had the outright favourite to win the Tour of Flanders in Wout van Aert. But after their Classics captain came down with COVID-19 and was forced to miss his home race the team came away empty handed despite taking the race on with an aggressive strategy. The best the team could manage was ninth with Christophe Laporte.

Wout van Aert leads Jumbo-Visma super team at E3 Saxo Bank Classic

Wout van Aert kicks off his Belgian spring Classics campaign at the E3 Saxo Bank Classic on Friday, with Jumbo-Visma naming their strongest possible squad to support him. The E3 Saxo Bank Classic is a key test race for next week’s Tour of Flanders, covering many of the same iconic climbs and Flemish country roads. Jumbo-Visma will be looking for success and also to fine-tune their tactics and team unity around van Aert before the biggest races of the spring: the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.