Wout van Aert puts an end to the discussion herself: “I don’t want to retrain”

Wout van Aert puts an end to the discussion herself: “I don’t want to retrain”

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:27 PM

Even though his coach Marc Lamberts firmly denied it and the team management of Jumbo-Visma Lamberts joined, a lot of cycling followers and connoisseurs kept repeating in recent days that Wout van Aert should be able to retrain as a potential winner of a big round . However, it is clear: “That is not on my priority list.”

“To win a big round you have to perform at the highest level for three weeks,” says Van Aert in an interview with Het Laatste Nieuws. “That is to say, even higher than how I perform now. I may now let go at some point in the ride. And the moment I let go, I am completely devastated. If I go for the overall victory, I really have to compete until the last. ”

“I have other ambitions that I want to pursue, by the way,” he continues. “When I retrain to become a larger entrepreneur, I end up with one point of no return. Then my body will change, I will lose kilos, then I will lose all my qualities to win classics and win mass sprints. I do not want that. That is too much for me. ” He doesn’t even want to talk about winning short stage races – for the time being. “That I like that? That was put in my mouth. It’s not something I proclaim myself. ”

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