"I should not start saying that only winning counts", put out Of Aert van wal, two days before the race. "I will go for a good result and I want to every year more and more progression. I was last year, ninth in my first Tour of Flanders. It was really everything. We have to see how Sunday will walk away."
"I have never thought that this would be possible in my second participation to the Tour of Flanders. I am definitely a suit quieter than last year. When I was very nervous. It was all new to me. Now I know already what's waiting for me. I don't feel any extra pressure, even though they called me with the videos for profit."
Van Aert showed last Sunday on the Kemmelberg in Ghent-Wevelgem already in top form. "But Ghent-Wevelgem, the Tour of Flanders is not", counterde the triple world champion cyclo-cross. "In that last course of stitches a suit challenging slopes. I have the ambition to Sunday along the course. That stitch I do not include chairs or benches. But I also know that during the Round, always good with your powers supply. That was one of my first lessons. Last year I started in Antwerp to enjoy, now I want to in Oudenaarde result."