No Wout van Aert at the Cyclo-cross World Championships this weekend, he is already preparing for the new cycling season in Spain. He focuses mainly on the classics.
Visma-Lease a Bike was particularly dominant last year and also won the most races. During the opening weekend the team relegated everyone, this was also the case in other classics, just not the Monuments.
If you only look at those classics, it was a failed season for them. Certainly for Wout van Aert,” says Thijs Zonneveld Knack. “He was there in all the matches he had to be there, but he didn’t win any that really mattered.”
Van Aert of course had bad luck in Paris-Roubaix, but for Zonneveld it is not a foregone conclusion that Van Aert would otherwise have won. “Van der Poel continued to take over and did not look back at Van Aert, who skipped turns himself.
“It didn’t matter to Mathieu either, like: do what you want, I’ll ride my own race and beat you anyway. For me, Paris-Roubaix was the clearest example of the mental dominance that Van der Poel had all season long. compared to Van Aert. Wout will have to find an answer to that.”