Van Aert on cyclo-cross return: It's not realistic that I'll be at my best straight away

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) at the 2019 Loenhout Azencross
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) at the 2019 Loenhout Azencross (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert will make his return to cyclo-cross at round 2 of the X2O Badkamers Trofee – formerly the DVV Trofee – in Kortrijk, Belgium, on Saturday, but says that no one should be expecting too much, too early, from him as he comes off a break following the 2020 road season.

Van Aert's victories on the road this season included Milan-San Remo, Strade Bianche and two stages at the Tour de France, as well as second place at the Tour of Flanders and silver medals at the World Championships in both the road race and the time trial.

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