Annoyed in preparing for the appendicitis attack he suffered in early May, Wout Van Aert visibly regained all his senses. Belgium’s holy grail this weekend, ahead of Edouard Theon and Remko Evenpoel, is ready to duel against two other “cool” ones, Mathieu van der Poel and Julian Alaphilippe.
The three men are actually expected at the turn in the first two stages (Brest-Landerno and Pyrrhus-Gueric-Mer de Brittany). Two courses have been cut for their traits of “exceptional hitters,” Tour director Christian Prudhomme whispered Thursday morning.
Van Aert, who suffers from victories like the other, dreams of taking yellow for the first time in his career, and he who – already – has won four victories in two participations: When we see the profile of the first two stages, we have to think about itBelgian trusts. It’s every runner’s dream. My teammate Mike Teunison wore it in 2019, tell me how amazing it was ».
First and foremost a Roglic team member
Unlike Van der Poel and Alaphilippe who had a team completely turned towards them, Van Aert nevertheless knows that the goal of his coaching is to deliver a coronation to Primoz Roglic: ” The top target is the overall classification, but like last year, I’ll have the freedom to be able to put myself through the paces competition. I was worried but winning the Belgian championship proved to me that I have good legs. I hope it will improve even more because the competition was more intense than last year. »