“To stand still is to go backwards”: Wout van Aert speaks out after a serious fall and surgery

“To stand still is to go backwards”: Wout van Aert speaks out after a serious fall and surgery
“To stand still is to go backwards”: Wout van Aert speaks out after a serious fall and surgery
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There is hope because Wout van Aert is on his feet again. Our compatriot shared a walk on his Strava account on Wednesday.

Van Aert covered almost 4 kilometers and more than 5,000 steps from his home to the center of Herentals, a small town in the Kempen. “To stand still is to go backwards,” the Visma – Lease a Bike rider wrote.

As a reminder: Van Aert hit the asphalt hard last Wednesday in Dwars door Vlaanderen, on the N48 in the descent towards Kanarieberg. For an unclear reason, Van Aert seemed to hit the wheel of teammate Tiesj Benoot, after which he hit the asphalt heavily. He broke his collarbone, sternum and seven ribs. He will miss the rest of the spring. Van Aert went under the knife in the hospital in Herentals that same day. He was back home at Easter and his Instagram showed that a delicious meal was ready.

It is not yet clear when Van Aert could return to competition.

“We have to plan when he is ready,” said CEO Richard Plugge at GCN. “We have to plan for the future and that is a bit of a problem because we don’t know when we can do that. That depends on how he evolves. We cannot answer that at the moment. We don’t know if he will be back on the bike in a few weeks. The Giro, the Tour? We have to see how he recovers, how quickly it goes and when he is back on the bike. Then we make a plan.”

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The article is in Dutch

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