Wout Van Aert Gears Up For The Upcoming UCI Road World Championships

On this mission, Wout Van Aert will be joined by Remco Evenepoel among others.

Wout Van Aert

The team representing Belgium at the upcoming 2022 UCI Road World Championships was announced recently. It included the likes of Wout Van Aert and Remco Evenepoel who will represent Belgium as part of the Men Elite Road Race.



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Other teammates joining the duo for the tour are Stan Dewulf, Quinten Hermans, Yves Lampaert, Pieter Serry, Jasper Stuyven, and Nathan van Hooydonck. Remco Evenepoel is currently competing at the Vuelta a España while Van Aert is in Canada taking part in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec.

Van Aert’s plan is to head to Los Angeles on the coming Monday. From there he will fly out to Australia. He is planning to reach the Road Race destination early so that he has some extra time to train. Although it is the first time that Van Aert is riding in Canada, he is still hopeful to manage a win or two. 

Talking about the upcoming stages in Quebec and Montreal on Friday and Sunday respectively, he said:

These two races are on the bucket list for me to win. Winning these races itself is a big goal,

He continued to share his experience of racing in Canada:

So far it’s a really cool experience. It’s a completely different vibe than we’re used to in the European races where everybody is a bit on their own. Here, everyone is more or less all together. That’s nice

Although he is busy with his own schedule, Van Aert continues to follow Remco Evenepoel on his mission to win the Vuelta. He spoke in the support of his fellow countryman:

Everybody in Belgium is crossing his fingers for a new Grand Tour winner. We have a big cycling history but it’s been a really long time since we’ve had a GC winner. Remco has been one of the strongest riders, so he’d deserve to win it

Van Aert was also sensitive about Rogilic’s condition. He admitted that Rogilic was the toughest competitor for Remco at the Vuelta. Nevertheless, he knows that Rogilic will bounce back even stronger. He added:

He’s mentally super tough guy but also for him sometimes it can be too much and I can imagine it was a big setback



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Remco and Van Aert are expected to have shared leadership at the upcoming road race in Wollongong. 

Also Read: Enric Mas Takes Primoz Rogilic’s Charge At The Vuelta a España

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