Wout van Aert

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Wout van Aert
Grotenberge (Zottegem) - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Beloften, 4 juli 2015 (B092).JPG
Van Aert at the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23
Personal information
Born (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 24)
Herentals, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12 st 4 lb)[2]
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
Discipline
RoleRider
Rider type
  • Cyclo-cross
  • Classics specialist
  • Sprinter
  • Time-Trialist
Amateur team(s)
2018–2019Cibel–Cebon Offroad Team[3]
Professional team(s)
2013Telenet–Fidea
2014–2016Vastgoedservice–Golden Palace
2017–2018Vérandas Willems–Crelan
2019–Team Jumbo–Visma
Major wins
Cyclo-cross
World Championships (2016, 2017, 2018)
National Championships (2016, 2017, 2018)
Road

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2019)
1 TTT stage (2019)

Stage races

Danmark Rundt (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2019)

Wout van Aert (born 15 September 1994) is a Belgian professional road and cyclo-cross racer who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[4] He won the men's elite race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in 2016,[5] 2017 and 2018. He joined Team Jumbo–Visma,[6] in March 2019, on a three-year deal,[7] after terminating his contract with Vérandas Willems–Crelan in 2018.

Career[edit]

Van Aert was born in Herentals, Flanders, and rode the 2018 Strade Bianche, held partly on gravel roads in torrential rain. He broke away with Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and the pair lead the race for much of the final 40 kilometres (25 miles) before Tiesj Benoot (Lotto–Soudal) attacked from a chasing group to catch and then drop them in the final sector of dirt roads. Benoot soloed to victory by 39 seconds ahead of Bardet,[8] who dropped van Aert in the final kilometre; van Aert ultimately completed the podium a further 19 seconds in arrears, despite having to remount his bicycle after falling on the final climb in Siena.[8]

Transfer controversy[edit]

Van Aert rode with the Vérandas Willems–Crelan team during road races in 2018. Over the year, he expressed dissatisfaction with the news that the team was set to merge with Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij for 2019. Having already signed a contract to ride with Team Jumbo–Visma from 2020 onwards, he terminated his contract with Vérandas Willems–Crelan in September 2018. Were he to join another team for 2019, Sniper Cycling – the owners of the Vérandas Willems–Crelan team – were said to be demanding €500,000 in compensation. LottoNL–Jumbo were reported to be interested in signing van Aert a year earlier than originally agreed,[9] and confirmation of the transfer was announced in December 2018, with van Aert joining the team from 1 March 2019.[7]

2019 onwards[edit]

In June 2019 Van Aert won two stages and the green jersey in the Critérium du Dauphiné, became national time trial champion, and won the bronze medal in the road race at the national championship. In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[10] On July 15th, Van Aert won Stage 10 from Saint-Flour to Albi, after an exceptional sprint to finish ahead of Elia Viviani and Caleb Ewan.[11] On July 19th, he had a crash during the individual time trial stage in Pau, and was forced to abandon the race due to his injuries.[12]

Major results[edit]

Road[edit]

2012
4th Overall Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich
2014
8th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2015
4th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23
4th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
2016
1st Schaal Sels
2nd Dwars door het Hageland
4th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
8th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Prologue
2017
1st Ronde van Limburg
1st Bruges Cycling Classic
1st Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2nd Schaal Sels
2nd Rad am Ring
3rd Dwars door het Hageland
10th Overall Tour of Belgium
2018
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 2
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Road race, UEC European Road Championships
3rd Strade Bianche
8th Antwerp Port Epic
9th Tour of Flanders
10th Gent–Wevelgem
2019
National Road Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Time trial
3rd Road race
Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 4 (ITT) & 5
Tour de France
1st Stages 2 (TTT) & 10
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 2–5
2nd E3 Binckbank Classic
3rd Strade Bianche
6th Milan–San Remo

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 6
Tour of Flanders 9 14
Paris–Roubaix 13 22
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 32 13
Strade Bianche 3 3
E3 BinckBank Classic 2
Gent–Wevelgem 10 29
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

Cyclo-cross[edit]

2011–2012
2nd World Junior Championships
2nd National Junior Championships
2nd Overall Junior Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
6th Overall Junior World Cup
2012–2013
1st Overall Under-23 Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st Superprestige Gieten
2nd Overall Under-23 World Cup
3rd World Under-23 Championships
3rd National Under-23 Championships
8th Overall Under-23 bpost bank trophy
1st Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
2013–2014
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Under-23 Championships
1st Overall Under-23 bpost bank trophy
1st Grand Prix van Hasselt
1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer
1st Azencross
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
1st Krawatencross
1st Nationale Cyclo-Cross Otegem
2nd Overall Under-23 World Cup
1st Cyclo-cross Namur
1st Grand Prix Nommay
2nd Overall Under-23 Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
1st Noordzeecross
2014–2015
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Under-23 Championships
1st Overall bpost bank trophy
1st Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
1st Bollekescross
1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer
1st Azencross
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Grand Prix van Hasselt
2nd Krawatencross
1st Zilvermeercross
1st Versluys Cyclocross Bredene
1st Kasteelcross
1st Grote Prijs Stad Eeklo
1st Malheur Kleicross
1st Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
2nd World Championships
2nd Jaarmarktcross Niel
2nd Soudal Cyclocross Masters Waregem
3rd National Championships
World Cup
1st Duinencross Koksijde
1st Cyclo-cross Namur (Under-23)
2nd Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
2nd Cauberg Cyclo-cross (Under-23)
2nd Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck (Under-23)
Superprestige
1st Superprestige Gieten (Under-23)
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven (Under-23)
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere (Under-23)
1st Grand Prix de la Région Wallonne (Under-23)
3rd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
3rd Noordzeecross
2015–2016
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Championships[5]
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Championships
1st Overall World Cup
1st CrossVegas
2nd Cauberg Cyclo-cross
2nd Duinencross Koksijde
2nd Cyclo-cross Namur
2nd Cyclo-cross Lignières-en-Berry
2nd Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
1st Overall Superprestige
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st Grand Prix de la Région Wallonne
2nd Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde[13]
2nd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
3rd Noordzeecross
1st Overall Bpost Bank Trophy
1st GP Mario De Clercq
1st Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
1st Bollekescross
1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer
1st Scheldecross Antwerpen
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Waaslandcross
3rd Azencross
1st Soudal GP Neerpelt
1st Steenbergcross
1st Polderscross
1st Zilvermeercross[14]
1st Grote Prijs Stad Eeklo
2nd European Championships[15]
2nd Niels Albert Cyclo-cross[16]
2nd Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
2nd Soudal Cyclocross Masters
2016–2017
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Championships
1st Jersey white.svg Overall UCI World Cup
1st CrossVegas
1st Jingle Cross
1st Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
1st Memorial Romano Scotti
2nd Cauberg Cyclo-cross
2nd Cyclo-cross Zeven
2nd Cyclo-cross Namur
1st Overall DVV Verzekeringen Trophy
1st GP Mario De Clercq
1st Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer
1st Azencross
2nd Bollekescross
2nd Scheldecross Antwerpen
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Overall Superprestige
1st Grand Prix de la Région Wallonne
2nd Superprestige Gieten
2nd Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
2nd Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
2nd Cyclo-cross Gavere
2nd Superprestige Diegem
2nd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
2nd Noordzeecross
Brico Cross
1st Muur van Geraardsbergen
1st Sylvestercross
2nd Polderscross
3rd Vestingcross
1st Trek CXC Cup 2
1st Kermiscross
1st Niels Albert CX
1st Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
2nd Zilvermeercross
2nd Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse
3rd European Championships
2017–2018
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Championships
2nd Overall UCI World Cup
1st Poldercross Zeven
1st Cyclo-cross Namur
2nd CrossDenmark
2nd Grand Prix Nommay
2nd Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
3rd Duinencross Koksijde
3rd Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
2nd Overall Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Boom
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
2nd Superprestige Gieten
2nd Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
2nd Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
2nd Superprestige Diegem
3rd Overall DVV Trophy
2nd Flandriencross
2nd Scheldecross Antwerpen
2nd Azencross
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
3rd Hotondcross
Brico Cross
1st Versluys Cyclocross
2nd Cross Eeklo
2nd Polderscross
3rd Berencross
1st Kermiscross
1st Waaslandcross
1st Bingoalcyclocross
2nd Cyclocross Otegem
2018–2019
2nd Overall UCI World Cup
1st Cyclo-cross Pontchâteau
2nd World Cup Waterloo
2nd Jingle Cross
2nd Cyclo-cross Bern
2nd Duinencross Koksijde
2nd Cyclo-cross Namur
2nd Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
3rd Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
Superprestige
2nd Superprestige Gieten
2nd Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
2nd Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
3rd Cyclo-cross Gavere
DVV Trophy
2nd Scheldecross Antwerpen
2nd Azencross
3rd Koppenbergcross
Brico Cross
1st Bredenecross
2nd Muur van Geraardsbergen
2nd Berencross
2nd Hotondcross
1st Cyclo-cross La Meziere
1st Kermiscross
2nd World Championships
2nd European Championships
2nd National Championships
3rd Ambiancecross

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Jumbo-Visma - Wout van Aert". Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Wout van Aert". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Van Aert to race cyclo-cross season with Cibel-Cebon". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Cheery Christmas for ambitious Team Jumbo-Visma". Team Jumbo–Visma. Team Oranje Road BV. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Van Aert takes emotional World Championship victory". cyclingnews.com. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Cheery Christmas for ambitious Team Jumbo-Visma". Team Jumbo–Visma. Team Oranje Road BV. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Van Aert joins Team Jumbo-Visma from March 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b Windsor, Richard (3 March 2018). "Tiesj Benoot puts in super show of strength to win 2018 Strade Bianche". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Wout van Aert's lawyer expects UCI to allow rider to race in 2019". cyclingnews.com. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  10. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  11. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-van-aert-raises-his-own-bar-with-exceptional-sprint-win/
  12. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-van-aert-crashes-out-of-time-trial//
  13. ^ Decaluwé, Brecht (8 November 2015). "Pauwels takes his first win of the season in Ruddervoorde". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Van Aert dominates sandy Zilvermeercross in Mol". cyclingnews.com. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  15. ^ Decaluwé, Brecht (7 November 2015). "Van der Haar wins Elite men's European Cyclo-Cross title". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Lars van der Haar beats Wout Van Aert at Niels Albertland Cyclo-cross". cyclingnews.com. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

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