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Twenty facts about birthday boy Wout van Aert

Twenty facts about birthday boy Wout van Aert

Hurray! Wout van Aert turns 28 today! Let's celebrate his birthday with twenty fun facts about the Belgian superstar.

Did you know that Wout ...?

  • … has already become Belgian champion eight times? He won the cyclo-cross title five times, twice in the time trial and once on the road.
  • … finished in the top-3 in more than half of all his races this year? He participated in 47 races and finished a total of 25 times in the top-three, including nine wins.
  • … won the final classification of a stage race twice? The Tour of Britain in 2021 and the Tour of Denmark in 2018.
  • … made his debut for Team Jumbo-Visma in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2019?
  • … has won 39 races in his career?
  • … has started the Tour de France four times?
  • … and immediately won a stage on his Tour debut?
  • … has won at least one stage in every Tour de France he participated?
  • … and that he already has nine individual Tour de France stage victories?
  • … covered the last ten kilometers in stage 4 of last Tour de France with a speed of 61.4 km/h in order to cross the finish line solo?
  • … won the green jersey with the most points ever this year? Peter Sagan won in 2018 with 477 points, Wout had 480 this year.
  • … has clocked up a total of 12,454 kilometers in the Tour de France?
  • … has already participated in races for 152 days since his debut for Team Jumbo-Visma and has clocked up 28,159 kilometers in it?
  • … has already raced in twelve different countries? Belgium is his favorite country with 30 races.
  • … raced most often with teammate Sepp Kuss? They already have competed in 77 races.
  • … won the Amstel Gold Race last year with a few millimeters ahead of number two Tom Pidcock?
  • … won the cycling monument Milano-San Remo in 2020?
  • … participated in the Belgian road championship most often in his career?
  • ... will participate in the World Championships in Australia next week?
  • … is very active on social media? Check out his best photos on his Instagram account and his training rides on Strava!

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