Jumbo-Visma cautious about Van Aert's return from COVID-19 for Paris-Roubaix

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) Belgium
Wout van Aert during 2022 Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Getty)

The Jumbo-Visma team are being extra cautious about Wout van Aert returning to racing at Paris-Roubaix after being positive for COVID-19, with a final decision expected on Thursday after the team completes a reconnaissance of the cobbled sectors.

Van Aert has reportedly been seen training in Spain since testing negative for the virus last Wednesday. He was forced to miss the Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race but could try to return for Paris-Roubaix in a support role and perhaps an outside chance of victory.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.