Tour de France – All for the green jersey: Wout Van Aert lifts the veil on his Tour ambitions

When your versatility allows you to force yourself on the stage of Mont Ventoux and at the end of the Champs Elysees, the green shirt becomes an inevitable goal. Wout van Aert did not hide it in columns Heat Latest NewsThe Belgian champion is currently honing his preparations on the roads of the Sierra Nevada, Spain. As his Jumbo-Visma squad will go down in the Tour de France (1-24 July) with the ambition of returning the yellow jersey to Primoz Roglic’s shoulders, the Flemish confirms he will be given a carte blanche to participate fully in the fight for the points classification.

I will focus my mind on the green jersey, which requires daily effort, Belgian abound. I’m going to have to take the points during the middle sprints, which is new to me. After that, I will need some rest during the mountain stages“.who won three stages during the last Grand Buckley however wanted to reassure him of his commitment to his leader under the general classification.”Obviously it’s going to be different (from last year), but the further we go towards the end of the round, the more the team can count on my support.“.

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Cuddled in the high-altitude Jumbo-Visma base camp, Van Aert took the opportunity to rebuild his form, one who hasn’t stuck a bib since Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The Belgian’s next target, in the short term, may be Dauphiny. according to HLNHowever, the chances of seeing Van Aert take the start of the event are slim, even though the latter emphasized the importance of the race.”Useful for team penetration, just a few steps away from the round. Dauphiné is an important race and it’s been a while since I’ve been there. There will also be some mountain finishes where there will likely be a sprint. “

At its July meeting, the WVA canceled its inauguration time trial in Copenhagen, which “Hope to win“One time he shouldn’t win is the world championship. After doubling in 2020 and 2021, this time the Belgian intends to bet everything in road racing.”We set ourselves a number of goals at the beginning of this year, and road racing (worlds, editor’s note) is definitely one of them, He remembers. It is a priority. I learned last year that it was hard to focus on bothTo see if the predicament pays off for those who desperately run after their first iridescent jacket.

Wout van Aert during the 2021 World Chronometro

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