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Van Aert after the spring: Now I have a pint earned
Cycling The spring of Wout van Aert. On the podcast of his team Jumbo Visma looks our fellow countryman together with directeur sportif Frans Maassen back on the past two months. Strong performance in the Strade Bianche and Milan-Sanremo were followed by a lesser day in the Round, and one off stage in Paris-Roubaix: “But now I have a pint earned it.”

The podcast was recorded an hour and a half after Aerts last voorjaarswedstrijd: the Amstel Gold Race last Sunday. That turned the course to much for our fellow countryman. Sports director Frans Maassen winner of the Amstel river in 1991, joined him and defended the lesser performance of his rider: “The combination Roubaix Amstel is aartsmoeilijk, especially after the grueling contest that Wout has ridden in Roubaix.” Van Aert knew when a strong day, but had to deal with too much bad luck: “in Retrospect, it felt as if a ‘camion’ about me had ridden. Perhaps I wore that are still in the Amstel”, informed our countryman, in the opinion of his supervisor.

The bad luck in Roubaix

Van Aert denied that his team mates Maarten Wynants and Mike Teunissen on him had to wait, but on a shot from the trailer of Jumbo-Visma was clear to hear that the team management actually asked to look at their leader: “We drive at 50 miles per hour, by the wind, we hear some things. We do not have Formula 1-radio”, defended From Aert are soldiers.

I can be in every classic return to win. If I ever Paris-Roubaix win? The intention is to use that next year to do

Wout van Aert

After his fietswissel made Of Aert a slider: “Probably because the tubes were new. In the future we may some errors not to make and we need all the material in advance of running”, explains the rider of Jumbo-Visma his fall. In all the hustle forgot Of Aert to eat, despite the alarm clock to the half hour went off in the truck, with the warning that the riders had to eat and drink. The shortage of power supply broke our compatriot in the final acid.

The ambitious Van Aert is already looking forward to next year: “I can be in every classic return to win. If I ever Paris-Roubaix win? The intention is to use the next year to win”, our compatriot is strong. “A 22nd place does not speak to the imagination, but I do have a very competition driven,” concludes the team leader of Jumbo-Visma.

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