Wout van Aert states he desires to emphasis on top rated classics in 2023 as he seems to be to assert a “massive fish” next 12 months.
The Belgian has been talking about his 2023 strategies and says he is targeting victory at Flanders and Paris-Roubaix – wherever he arrived next this yr – which are equally competitions he has never gained.
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He stated both equally classics “are definitely the big ambitions” and extra: “Probably future year I will obtain much less top rated 10 locations, but I will capture that huge fish.”
The Belgian has also suggested competing at the Tour de France and Globe Championships following summer months are choices.
He mentioned: “The Worlds will be only two weeks just after the Tour future 12 months, so that is a difficult blend, but it is probable and has by now been demonstrated productive.
“Profitable a Tour [de France] stage by no means receives uninteresting.”
Van Aert instructed he could skip the year opener – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – up coming year.
He also turned down the notion that new Jumbo-Visma signing Dylan van Baarle will spark an internal rivalry.
“It is just critical that someone from our group wins,” Van Aert argued. “That could sound a little bit corny, but that is just the way it is.
“A group can never ever be much too strong and I am definitely on the lookout ahead to racing alongside one another with him. I feel we are incredibly complementary.”
Van Aert will make his cyclo-cross 2022-23 debut in Antwerp up coming month on December 4. He also has the Herentals cyclo-cross on January 4 and the Planet Championships on February 5 pencilled in his winter calendar.
But Van Aert is not positioning wonderful anticipations on himself following suffering a bout of bronchitis recently which has disrupted his preparing.
“I would not be good until Xmas,” he included. “If I finish 10th in Antwerp, I will not be disappointed. That would basically be usual.
“Whether or not I win or not, I have previously recognized my cyclo-cross profession. Suppose I end 10th in Antwerp – which I hope not – then there will be some criticism, but I would take into consideration it regular.”
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