Wout van Aert: "Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo are certainly already on my mind"

Wout van Aert is currently preparing to make his debut in the cyclocross season this Sunday in Antwerp, however many eyes are on him constantly, and he has been asked about his spring and has given insight on what his calendar should look like.

“I like the Italian spring races. I think Tirreno-Adriatico is one of the nicer stage races of the year, although that also applies to Paris-Nice," the Jumbo-Visma rider told Wielerflits. "Because I am now focusing on the Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide in January, my preparation for next spring will be different from last season. That means we have to do some things differently.”

Van Aert is said to be skipping Omloop Het Nieuwsblad which he has won this year, and start his season in Strade Bianche. “I definitely see a return to the Italian competitions. The triptych Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo are certainly already on my mind," he said.

Following the Hoogerheide World Championships in the 6th of February he's likely to take a week off to rest, and then go on an altitude camp to Mount Teide in order to prepare for the spring. Following the three Italian races, where he will be a candidate to win several times, he will have his main focus on the spring cobbled classics and most importantly, the Tour des Flandres and Paris-Roubaix.

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