Tour de France: Van Aert rules out green jersey challenge

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It's as if he can't help but win. For the second time in three days, Belgium's Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) claimed a spectacular second bunch sprint victory in the Tour de France, but on this occasion, it was entirely unplanned.

At Privas, 48 hours before, on a technical, undulating finale, the Milano-Sanremo winner was in his element, and, despite having no team support, he dominated in the sprint.

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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.