Wout van Aert primed for first Monument victory at Milan-San Remo

Strade Bianche 2020 - 14th Edition - Siena - Siena 184 km - 01/08/2020 - Wout Van Aert (BEL - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Dario Belingheri/BettiniPhoto©2020
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Wout van Aert aims to secure a first Monument victory of his career at Milan-San Remo on Saturday, and with an impressive solo win in Strade Bianche last week, he certainly has the form to meet that goal. On the eve of the race, the Jumbo-Visma rider said he has several cards to play, including the possibility of a late-race attack on the Poggio, but he is also confident in his sprint and has a strong team to back him up.

"It would be a dream week to win a Monument," said Van Aert. "Of course, it's a step up that I want to take, and with the legs that I have now, I need to believe in it. I need to give it a go because that's what we're here for with a strong team."

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