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Wout van Aert

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Wout van Aert

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Nationality Belgium
Date of birth 15/09/1994


Tour de France multiple stage winner and Classics champion Wout van Aert, born 15 September 1994 in Herentals, Belgium turned professional in 2013 with the Belgian Continental team Telenet-Fidea. He started his career in cyclocross, winning the World Championships in that speciality three times, in 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as claiming his first professional road win, the prologue of the Tour of Belgium, in 2016.

After a controversial separation from the Vérandas Willems-Crelan team, Van Aert joined his current team, Jumbo-Visma, in March 2019. He quickly snapped up two stages of the Criterium du Dauphiné. This was followed by his first stage of his debut Tour de France that summer, in a bunch sprint, but he then abandoned, injured.

Established as a hugely versatile rider, Van Aert’s breakthrough season came in 2020 when his wins included the Milan-Sanremo Classic, Strade Bianche, two bunch sprint stages of the Tour de France and the Belgian National Time Trial title. Runner’s up spots in the Tour of Flanders and both the World Championships elite men’s Road Race and Time Trial events rounded off a stellar season.

Van Aert continued to display his all-round talents to devastating effect in 2021. He took wins in the Gent-Wevelgem and Amstel Gold Race Classics, stage victories in the Tour de France over the Mont Ventoux, in the final time trial and on the Champs Elysées 24 hours later.

In 2022, Van Aert once again acted as key support on the climbs for Jonas Vingegaard in the Tour de France as his Danish teammate followed up his 2021 second place with the overall victory 12 months later. Simultaneously, Van Aert claimed three stage wins for himself, including the final time trial as well as the green points jersey.

The 2023 season saw Van Aert put his focus on cyclocross in the off-season and he claimed nine victories but could not beat Mathieu van der Poel at the world championships. He finished on the podium of Milan-San Remo, Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix and won the E3 Saxo Classic. He dropped out of the Tour de France on stage 18 and went on to finish second behind Van der Poel at the Road World Championships.

Key Results

1st points classification of 2022 Tour de France 

1st E3 SaxoBank Classic (2022, 2023)

1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2022)

1st Amstel Gold (2021)

1st Gent-Wevelgem (2021)

Winner of 2020 Milan-Sanremo

Winner of stage 10 of 2019 Tour de France; stages 5 and 7 of 2020 Tour de France;  stages 11, 20 and 21 of 2021 Tour France; stages 4, 8 and 20 of 2022 Tour de France

Winner of  2020 Strade Bianche

Winner of 2016, 2017, 2018 Cyclo-cross World Championships