Wout van Aert: Tabor World Cup podium was down to guts and perseverance

Belgian Wout Van Aert crosses the finish line at the men elite race at the cyclocross cycling event in Tabor Czech Republic the first stage of the World Cup cyclocross competition Sunday 29 November 2020 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Van Aert at the opening round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Tabor on Sunday (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Wout van Aert returned to cyclo-cross this weekend with a pair of podium finishes in Kortrijk and then the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup opener in Tabor, solid results competing in a field full of riders who have been racing for well over a month already.

On Saturday, after finishing third at Urban Cross in Kortrijk, the second round of the X2O Trofee, the Jumbo-Visma all-rounder said that he suffered during the race, his first action since taking second at the Tour of Flanders in October.

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