‘Giro d’Italia still a serious option for Wout van Aert’

‘Giro d’Italia still a serious option for Wout van Aert’
‘Giro d’Italia still a serious option for Wout van Aert’
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Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 9:56 AM

Wout van Aert’s recovery is going well. That writes The last news. According to the information from the Flemish newspaper, the Giro d’Italia is still a ‘serious option’ for Van Aert.

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Van Aert crashed hard in Dwars door Vlaanderen. The Visma rider | Lease a Bike broke his sternum, collarbone and seven ribs, forcing him to put an end to the rest of his spring. However, he currently suffers mainly from the burns and abrasions he sustained during his fall, he writes HLN. The pain from his broken bones is said to have subsided somewhat.

If the fractures continue to heal well, the rehabilitation continues quickly and Van Aert can ‘complete a minimum of training’, the Giro d’Italia will continue, according to HLN a ‘serious option’. The Tour of Italy starts on May 4 with a stage to Turin and ends on May 26 in Rome.

Growth scenario
Van Aert would therefore still have another month to get ready for competition, but he will not be in top form anyway. It is according to HLN However, the intention is that he grows during the round, just as he did during the 2021 Tour de France. Even then he did not have an ideal run-up (due to appendicitis), but he still won three stages in the second part of the stage race. He was then the best in the stage over Mont Ventoux, the time trial to Saint-Émilion and the traditional final stage to Paris.

Van Aert is currently not planning to participate in the upcoming Tour de France. He does not want to deviate from his planned preparation for the Olympic Games and an altitude training period during the Tour is an important part of this.

The article is in Dutch

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