The body of Wout van Aert Is on. The Belgian drove a really brilliant Tour de Francebut by Saturday’s Clasica San Sebastián went on a cold already a line. Van Aert still showed up on Thursday the criterion in Herentalswhere wife Sarah De Bie explained to The last news that her husband is completely devastated.
Van Aert went deep into the Tour, with the super fighting spirit and the green points jersey as a result. He also played a crucial role in the battle for the yellow jersey for Jonas Vingegaard. In Herentals there was still a broad smile on Van Aert’s face, but he already indicated that he will not do anything at all in the coming period. “I think he suffered very hard – especially the day before the last time trial. And there is also decompression. I’ve never seen him so sick. He’s really had to recharge twice to get there, I think it’s chic that he puts in so much effort for his fans,” says Sarah.
“This morning (Thursday, ed.) He got up and thought it would get better, but he has been on the couch all day,” she continues. In the end, Van Aert dragged himself to Herentals, where he was greeted by 40,000 fans. He promptly also won the criterium that was ridden. It was his last trick for the time being. ‘We haven’t booked a holiday yet, because it will probably be a very busy month of September. We think we’ll just enjoy ourselves at home, give the little one some structure after France… Enjoy at home for a while and then we’ll see.’
Wife Van Aert enjoyed the Tour de France to the fullest
It is clear that the Van Aert family enjoyed the Tour de France. ‘It was a feast for the eyes’, it sounds like. ‘I also like to watch otherwise, but now it was so nice to see, also as a team, that I kept watching every day. Every day I had to blink my eyes. They’ve asked me what it’s like to be with one of the better riders in the world, but to me he remains the father of our son and my husband. But it’s not normal how he is looked up to – adults and children alike.’