Van Aert confirms Jumbo-Visma 'going full' for Tour de France yellow and green

Belgian Wout Van Aert Team JumboVisma
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is set for a bid at the green jersey this July (Image credit: ERIC LALMANDBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images)

Wout van Aert has confirmed that Jumbo-Visma will make an all-out bid for both the green and yellow jerseys in this July’s Tour de France, with his own goal of winning the points competition creating a potentially significant shift in his team duties compared to 2021.

Van Aert won three stages in last year’s Tour de France, including both in the final weekend, but finished fifth in the points competition. 

But speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper from a training camp in Sierra Nevada, Spain, this July the Belgian says his bid for green will take priority at least on some of the Tour's mountainous days over potential teamwork duties for Jumbo-Visma GC leaders Primož Roglič and Jonas Vingegaard.

The odds of Van Aert making a bid for the upcoming Critérium du Dauphiné overall is less likely, HLN reports, as he has not done much specific work on his climbing at the Sierra Nevada camp.

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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.