Wout van Aert turns attention to cyclo-cross Worlds after fourth national title

Belgian Wout Van Aert pictured in action during the mens elite race of the Belgian national championships cyclocross Sunday 10 January 2021 in Meulebeke BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Van Aert racing to victory at the Belgian Championships on Sunday (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Wout van Aert may have won his fourth Belgian cyclo-cross title at the weekend, but the Jumbo-Visma rider is already turning his attention to the World Championships in Oostende at the end of the month and his 2021 road season, all after his partner Sarah gave birth to a baby boy just a week ago. 

The 26-year-old won in Meulebeke on Sunday, riding solo for the majority of the race and winning the race by 20 seconds ahead of Baloise Trek Lions' Toon Aerts. He admitted he had little sleep and serious training but becoming a father appeared to give him extra motivation.  

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