Wout van Aert: I have never considered myself a frequent winner

PARIS FRANCE JULY 18 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team JumboVisma celebrates at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 21 a 1084km stage from Chatou to Paris Champslyses LeTour TDF2021 on July 18 2021 in Paris France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
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Earlier this week, Wout van Aert added a third Flandrien of the Year award to his long list of successes during a 2021 season which has seen him rack up three Tour de France stages, two Classics, and the Belgian road title, among others.

His 13 wins on the season rank him top of the 2021 leaderboard alongside Slovenian sensations Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič, the star trio taking up the spots usually reserved for the pure sprinters of the peloton.

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