Van Aert and Evenepoel to ride time trial for Belgium at Tokyo Olympics

IMOLA ITALY SEPTEMBER 25 Wout Van Aert of Belgium during the 93rd UCI Road World Championships 2020 Men Elite Individual Time Trial a 317km race from Imola to Imola Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari ITT ImolaEr2020 Imola2020 on September 25 2020 in Imola Italy Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Wout van Aert racing for Belgium at the 2020 Worlds in Imola (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Belgian national coach Sven Vanthourenhout has confirmed that Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel will ride the individual time trial at the Tokyo Olympics, with Victor Campenaerts missing out on selection.

Evenepoel was already effectively guaranteed his place after taking the silver medal in the event at the 2019 World Championships, and Vanthourenhout has now revealed that Van Aert – the silver medallist in the time trial and road race at the 2020 Worlds – will take the second available berth for the rescheduled Olympics, while Campenaerts remains on standby. 

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