Van Aert among the best at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Jumbo-Visma colours

Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)

Cyclo-cross star Wout Van Aert participated in his first race of the season under the colours of Jumbo-Visma at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. The 24-year-old was was present in the group that sprinted for sixth place and he crossed the finish line in 13th place in Ninove. Van Aert is in the middle of a dispute with his former team, owned by Sniper Cycling. He rode most of the cyclo-cross season as an independent rider and then announced that he would race with Jumbo-Visma during the 2019 road season. At Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Van Aert and his teammates were present when the big guns were firing but late in the race they faded back. On the narrow, cobbled Molenberg climb, Danny van Poppel led the way for Van Aert. Thanks to his efforts, a lead group of 18 riders was created from which the winner of the race would ...

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