Wout Van Aert Will Take Belgian Tt Champion's Jersey To His First Tour De France

Wout van Aert on the podium after winning the Belgian time trial championship

Wout van Aert ( Jumbo-Visma ) earned a new prize he'll take to his first Tour de France next week when he won the Belgian champion's jersey during the individual time trial on Thursday . Van Aert will have to wait until the stage 13 race against the clock at the Tour to try out this new garment, which he won by covering the 38.2km course in 44:47, 32 seconds better than Deceuninck-QuickStep's Yves Lampaert and 39 seconds better than Lampaert's teammate Remco Evenepoel. Defending champion Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) finished fourth, 1:05 down. Thursday's win was Van Aert's third of the season so far after he won the individual time trial at Criterium du Dauphiné, followed by a sprint stage the next day. The 24-year-old is going into his first Tour with a full head of steam along with his new jersey. "[Jumbo-Visma] performance manager] Mathieu Heijboer coached me ...

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