Wout van Aert 2kg and 5 weeks away from full fitness

Belgian Wout Van Aert of Team JumboVisma celebrates as he wins the Strade Bianche one day cycling race 184km men from and to Siena Italy Saturday 01 August 2020BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM Photo by DIRK WAEMBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Wout van Aert is two kilogrammes and five weeks away from full fitness, according to Jumbo-Visma coach Marc Lamberts, meaning he may not be at his best for his return to racing at Strade Bianche but should peak for the cobbled Classics later in the spring.  

The cyclo-cross season and the birth of his son meant Van Aert missed the bulk of the team’s January training camp but he’s now ramping up his preparations for the 2021 road campaign. He is currently in Tenerife, nearly half-way through a three-week altitude training camp.

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