Van Aert in line to participate in cyclo-cross World Championships

Wout van Aert
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Wout van Aert looks set to participate in the cyclo-cross World Championships in Dübendorf after placing 5th in the Belgian Championships on Sunday. The Jumbo-Visma rider was lining out in only his third race since his return to competition following the heavy crash that forced him to abandon the 2019 Tour de France.

After placing fifth at the Azencross and fourth at Cyclocross Gullegem, Van Aert continued his sequence of top five finishes in Antwerp on Sunday, where Laurens Sweeck claimed the champion's jersey. Van Aert was chasing a fourth Belgian title, though he had never truly entertained the prospect of winning the race.

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