Wout van Aert seeking to expand stage racing horizons in 2021

Dutch Mathieu van der Poel of AlpecinFenix and Belgian Wout Van Aert of Team JumboVisma pictured in action during the Ronde van Vlaanderen Tour des Flandres Tour of Flanders one day cycling race 241 km from Antwerp to Oudenaarde Sunday 18 October 2020 BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM Photo by DIRK WAEMBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Van Aert with long-time rival Mathieu van der Poel at the Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Wout van Aert has said that he is seeking to widen his horizons on the road, aiming to target a new set of races with Jumbo-Visma as soon as the 2021 season, with weeklong stage races in his sights.

The Belgian was one of the top performers of 2020, winning Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo and two stages of the Tour de France, as well as taking runner-up spots in the Tour of Flanders and in both the road race and time trial at the Imola Worlds.

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