Van Aert feels he can be very good at Paris-Roubaix, says Laporte

Christophe Laporte (left) and Wout van Aert
Christophe Laporte (left) with Jumbo-Visma teammate and race winner Wout van Aert after the go one-two in E3 Saxo Bank Classic (Image credit: Luca BettiniSprintCyclingAgency2022)

Dutch squad Jumbo-Visma have been one of the teams of the spring Classics so far, with Wout van Aert, Christophe Laporte, and Tiesj Benoot playing starring roles in race after race since the Opening Weekend.

Two of the trio will line up for Paris-Roubaix on Sunday as Van Aert makes his comeback from a COVID-19 infection and Laporte returns to the race he finished sixth at last year.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix