Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) has shared his deregistration for the regenboogstrijd officially to coach Rik Verbrugghe. That also means that he will be there on Monday and not at will on the parcoursverkenning with Verbrugghe, Oliver Naesen and tijdrijdster Ann-Sophie Duyck. Van Aert will be replaced by Belgian champion Yves Lampaert. “After consulting with the team and my direct entourage, I find it wisely to immediately after Plouay to rest,” says Van Aert. “I want to be fresh the winter you can dive into and a nice crossprogramma able to finish. The world cup is unfortunately too late. Start in Yorkshire would mean that I was only somewhere in december to cyclo-cross to come. Before you know it, you're in the christmas and new year period and I go to the tour of Zdenek Stybar. I don't want that. Certainly not since I have the classic spring of 2020.”
Van Aert would allegedly also fit for the openingsmanches of the world Cup cyclo-cross in the United States — Iowa City on Saturday 14 september and Waterloo on Sunday, september 22. But that decision, he slides just a little while. Of Aert, just got back from vacation in Dubai, and since yesterday again on the bike, works now first go to the Dauphiné (9-16 June), and the national championships, at the end of June. How are summer there will look like, is very soon clear.