April 15, 2024

Bad news for the Tour de France!

While Remco Evenepoel should be lining up at the start of his first Tour de France in July, Belgium’s other cycling powerhouse will be conspicuous by his absence in Florence, the scene of the next Grand Depart. Wout van Aert, who in recent years has been one of the leading lights on the Tumbo-Visma. Not only to chase stage wins, as is his wont, but also to play his card in the ov…

While Remco Evenepoel should be lining up at the start of his first Tour de France in July, Belgium’s other cycling powerhouse will be conspicuous by his absence in Florence, the scene of the next Grand Depart. Wout van Aert, who in recent years has been one of the leading lights on the Tumbo-Visma. Not only to chase stage wins, as is his wont, but also to play his card in the overall classification.

Top 5 objective at the Giro?

Because, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Belgian team’s directors are convinced that Wout van Aert can aim for the Top 5 in the overall classification, as the course, which is less mountainous than usual, should suit him particularly well, thanks in particular to the two time trials where he could make a difference.

In addition to the Giro d’Italia, Wout van Aert, who will be doing less cyclo-cross than at