Van Aert longer at Jumbo-Visma: ‘There was an interest, but staying was the best’

Cyclist Wout van Aert rides for Jumbo-Visma until 2024. The contract with the Belgian expired at the end of this calendar year.

Van Aert, triple world champion cyclocross, has achieved more and more success on the road in recent years. He wrote three Touretappes to his name and won the classics Strade Bianche and Milan-Sanremo last year.

In the Tour, he also impressed with maneuvers work for head man Primoz Roglic, both on the flat and in the high mountains.

โ€œCome to my right here.โ€

โ€œ Here I feel super good and over the past few years have shown that I am well in my own right here,โ€ explains Van Aerts contract extension. โ€œI dont have to explain to you that there was more interest in me, but I personally never had conversations with another team. My goal was always to open my contract here.โ€

โ€œ Weve become the best team in the world. It was best for me to stay. Im glad its round and relieved to be able to speak out on it.โ€

Director Richard Plugge welcomes the contract of 26-year-old Belgian. โ€œWout is one of the big names, one of the big stars of cycling. It was important for us to keep it.โ€

First goal is Cyclocross World Cup

Van Aerts next big goal is the World Cyclocross Championship, which will be held on 31 January in Ostend. At the end of November he rode his first cross, after a rest period after the intensive road season he closed with a second place in the Tour of Flanders behind his eternal rival, Mathieu van der Poel.

Van Aert won three of the eleven races in which he participated, among other things being the strongest in the Belgian championship.