Wout van Aert picks World Championships in Flanders as major goal of 2021 season

Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) will make 2021 debut at Strade Bianche (Image credit: Jumbo-Visma)

Wout van Aert has selected the World Championships in Flanders as his biggest goal of the 2021 road season, placing the chance of winning the rainbow jersey at home in Belgium above the spring Classics, a shot at the green points jersey at the Tour de France and even an Olympic gold in Tokyo. 

"I’ll have three periods where I want to be in my best shape but if I have to choose one goal, I’d pick the World Championships in Belgium in Leuven,” Van Aert told Belgian television channel RTBF.

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