Van Aert to meet Jumbo-Visma in Spain before returning for Cyclo-Cross Worlds

Belgian Wout Van Aert crosses the finish line to win the mens elite race of the Zilvermeercross cyclocross cycling event in Mol on Saturday 16 January 2021BELGA PHOTO YORICK JANSENS Photo by YORICK JANSENSBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Wout van Aert (Image credit: Getty Images)

Wout van Aert will temporarily escape the cold-weather in Belgium and take a short trip to Spain where he will join Jumbo-Visma's training camp. The Belgian cyclo-cross champion, who won Zilvermeercross on Saturday, said that he will return to compete at the World Cup in Overijse on January 24 and the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships on January 30-31 in Ostend, Belgium.

"I suspect that I will mainly have to have team photos taken there," Van Aert told Sporza. "I will say hello to the road team and will have some good workouts on the road, but my 'cross bike will stay at home. I will be back in Belgium next Saturday. I now benefit from riding kilometers in the sun."

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