Van Aert expecting Tour of Flanders to come down to bigger group

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is expecting victory in this Sunday’s Tour of Flanders will be fought out between a group at the finish line, rather than a lone breakaway. Van Aert believes that the favourites – of which he said numbered around 10-15 – are so close together that it makes it difficult for riders to establish a significant gap over the other major contenders.

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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.