No decision yet on Wout van Aert's Giro d'Italia debut, insists Plugge

Wout van Aert won the Coppa Bernocchi in October
Wout van Aert won the Coppa Bernocchi in October (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jumbo-Visma manager Richard Plugge has insisted that reports of Wout van Aert’s likely participation in the 2024 Giro d’Italia are premature, with a final decision on his race programme to come only in December.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier this week that Van Aert would make his Giro debut in 2024 with an eye to targeting a place in the top five overall. Next year’s Giro route features two long time trials and a significantly reduced diet of climbing.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.