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Wout van Aert is a Belgian professional cyclist on the Visma-Lease a Bike team.
An all-rounder who came through the cyclo-cross ranks as a hugely talented junior, Van Aert has established himself as one of the most complete riders in the current peloton. The Belgian joined the men’s WorldTour in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. In his first season on the road he won two stages apiece at the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de France and before a crash in the Tour's time trial ended his season prematurely.
A year later he returned in dramatic style to win Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo and a further two Tour de France stages. In 2021 Van Aert added Gent-Wevelgem, Amstel Gold Race and three more Tour de France stages to his palmarès, before claiming silver in the Olympic Games road race and the UCI Road World Championships time trial.
Van Aert’s rich vein of form continued into 2022 with victories in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, three stages in the Tour de France and a first green jersey win.
As well as being a three-time world champion in cyclo-cross, a distinguished Classics rider and an impressive time trialist, Van Aert can also turn his attention to the high mountains of the Tour de France. In 2022 he also served as a loyal domestique for eventual Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard, supporting the Dane both on the flat roads around France and the major mountain stages.
The 2023 season saw van Aert win E3 Saxo Classic but miss out on major honours in both Grand Tours and the Monuments. His 2024 race schedule will see him challenge for the Spring Classics once more before he turns his attention to a debut at the Giro d'Italia.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
E3 Saxo Classic
Dwars door Vlaanderen
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