Van Aert aiming to end Classics with 'super performance' at Paris-Roubaix

Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is looking to end his Classics campaign on a high at Sunday's Paris-Roubaix. Speaking in Roubaix after completing his recon of the second half of the route, including a lap of the velodrome, Van Aert believes he has made a step forward since his Roubaix debut last season, where he finished 13th.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.