Tour of Flanders - Wout van Aert: We really gave the people at home a great spectacle
Oct 19 2020 06:39 am CET

Tour of Flanders - Wout van Aert: We really gave the people at home a great spectacle
Tour of Flanders - Wout van Aert: We really gave the people at home a great spectacle
Wout van Aert by Jumbo-Visma

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) has finished in the second place of the Tour de Flanders after Mathieu van der Poel won the two-men sprint at the end of the race.

The Belgian rider was during the entire race in the peloton and followed all the relevant movements during the last part of the course. After Julian Alaphilippe crashed out of the race, he continued with Van der Poel and soon it was evident that the fight was going to be between them for the win, but he couldn't match the strong sprint of the Dutch national champion.

"I raced as I wanted and as I like to race", said Van Aert. "Some details could be better, but I’m not going to look for excuses. In the sprint Mathieu was a little bit stronger. I will see that sprint a number of times tonight.

"Maybe I waited a little too long, because in the last metres I got very close. It was a beautiful race. We really gave the people at home a great spectacle."

This is the end of the 2020 season for Van Aert -which has been successful with victories in Strade Bianche, Milano-Sanremo, one stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, two in the Tour de France and at the time trial of the Belgian national championships- because he was set to ride in Paris-Roubaix before it was announced its cancellation.

"I am disappointed that there will be no Paris-Roubaix," the Belgian explained. "I’m honestly having a hard time with that. But now I have time to let pride dominate. It is not self-evident to be in top shape for such a long time. After Strade Bianche I have not lost my good legs."




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