Van Aert: I want to make a decision on my contract as quickly as possible

Cyclo-cross world champion Wout Van Aert races Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2018

Wout van Aert says that he’s working hard to secure a new contract and plan for his long-term future in cycling. The three-time cyclo-cross world champion has plenty of interest from WorldTour teams after a sterling spring campaign on the road, with Bahrain-Merida having already offered him a contract. Van Aert’s current contract with Veranda’s Willems Crelan , ties him to the Belgian Professional Continental team until 2019, including the forthcoming cyclo-cross season. Van Aert could potentially break his contract but the team are understandably keen to keep him onboard. Van Aert says that he’s giving his current team time to step up and ‘become stronger’ but that he may have to be ruthless in his decision-making. "I am working hard on that. I want to have news about that in the short term. I've also said that to those involved. I want to make the decisions as quickly as ...

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