How Wout van Aert raced uphill from race climbers: “In the T …


A year ago he was still in a wheelchair and mentally grounded. On Saturday he was the best in the Strade Bianche. His right leg will aesthetically never resemble the left half, but who cares? Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is better and lighter than he ever was. Jakob Fuglsang and co. can participate in it. At twelve kilometers from the finish Van Aert left them uphill and they only saw him on stage. Thanks to the recent altitude training in the tracks of teammates Roglic, Dumoulin and Kruijswijk. “To our surprise, he followed them uphill without any problem.”
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, lost count. Friday afternoon in four-star hotel Borgo San Luigi. Fifty meters next to the swimming pool full of screaming children we talk to Wout van Aert. Then no …


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