Wout van Aert ready to tackle Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: I have confidence it can be good right away
Mar 02 2019 03:58 am CET

Wout van Aert ready to tackle Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: I have confidence it can be good right away
Wout van Aert ready to tackle Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: I have confidence it can be good right away
Wout van Aert by Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert is set to start his 2019 season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. This will be the second time the Belgian participates in this classic.

Van Aert will make his debut with Jumbo-Visma at the Belgian race and one month after the last competition that he took part of, a cyclocross race in February in Maldegem. "I haven't had the easiest winter," the rider said to Belgian website Sporza.be. "I ended up in a very nice team. Last year I enjoyed riding the classic races and I am looking forward to doing it again for the second time.

"It is difficult to say if I will have the legs tomorrow. I have very few reference points. In training, it felt very good and last year I also rode well from the first race, even if I was worried that I wasn't going to succeed without any big preparations. That is why now I have more confidence that it can be good right away. How far I am from the other guys is something that we will know tomorrow."

But Van Aert tries to not put too much pressure on himself from the start of the season. "My legs could feel good, but it could also be that it is not good enough to compete against the other riders," he explained.

"We will look afterwards to see how it went. The rest of the team is very good. If we continue with the same spring team as last year, we will have a beautiful month ahead of us."




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