Wout van Aert: I'll have my own chances at the Tour de France

SAINT CHRISTO EN JAREZ FRANCE AUGUST 12 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team Jumbo Visma during the 72nd Criterium du Dauphine 2020 Stage 1 a 2185km stage from Clermont Ferrand to Saint Christo en Jarez 752m dauphine Dauphin on August 12 2020 in Saint Christo en Jarez France Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) during stage 1 of the Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

After taking his third victory in four race days since racing restarted on Wednesday's opening stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné, Wout van Aert has said that he will have his own chances at the Tour de France too.

The Belgian is set to play a super-domestique role in the coming weeks, with four tougher summit finishes coming at the remainder of the Dauphiné and a Tour de France which will see Jumbo-Visma give total support to their three general classification leaders in Primož Roglič, Tom Dumoulin and Steven Kruijswijk.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix