Dauphine - Wout van Aert: When opportunities arise, I will not hesitate to seize them
Aug 13 2020 01:38 am CET

Dauphine - Wout van Aert: When opportunities arise, I will not hesitate to seize them
Dauphine - Wout van Aert: When opportunities arise, I will not hesitate to seize them
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma has displayed once again great teamwork at the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, which finished in a victory of Wout van Aert.

The formation remained in the peloton for most of the stage and controlled the pace at the last climb of the day, repelling all the attacks and taking Van Aert in front until the last kilometre. Just after the Flamme Rouge, the winner of the 2020 Strade Bianche and Milano-Sanremo, launched a strong attack and crossed the finish line just ahead of Daryl Impey.

"The dream continues", Van Aert said. "I was still quite tired after Milano-Sanremo. So I did not immediately see this victory coming. Although I did have the mindset to go for it. I had also indicated that in the meeting yesterday and also during the stage. The boys did a fantastic job. It also indicates how we function as a team and what the atmosphere is like. When riders like Tom Dumoulin, Steven Kruijswijk and Primoz Roglic are working for you, it certainly gives you extra motivation.

"This is a very nice victory and it also was a perfect situation for us. So, as you can see, it works both ways. On the one hand we want to keep our GC guys in the front and on the other hand I still had the opportunity to do my own sprint. So you see, when the opportunities arise, I certainly will not hesitate to seize them. I will definitely enjoy riding in the yellow jersey tomorrow."




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