“Wout van Aert has never been sharper than now”


His right leg that will never resemble the left half, the grinta after months of rehabilitation, the recurring comparisons with Mathieu Van der Poel, the upcoming fatherhood. Many reasons were sought for the victory of Wout van Aert in the Strade Bianche. The above matters probably played a little part, but there is only one main reason for his masterly victory: he has worked super hard in recent months and weeks. The Van Aert we saw floating over the Tuscan gravel is the sharpest Van Aert ever. “I am better than I ever was.”
How happy we – journalists – were that Jumbo-Visma allowed the media in the team hotel on Friday afternoon. It was a pleasant stay in the four-star Hotel Borgo San Luigi. The pool was inviting, but …


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