Campenaerts' road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics complicated by World Championships setback

UCI Road World Championships elite men's individual time trial
Victor Campenaerts aims to ride in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics time trial and road race. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Victor Campenaerts drew his two-year spell at Lotto Soudal to a close at the final stage of the Tour of Guangxi ahead of his move to the rebranded Team NTT (formerly Dimension Data) next season.

Reflecting on his final season with Lotto, the 27-year-old, who set the UCI Hour Record in April, saw positives and negatives in his campaign, but also lamented the bad luck that could yet affect his plans for 2020.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

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As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix