‘Dear tiger': Why do Wout van Aert’s Strava files all have strange names?

The Visma-Lease a Bike rider has been feeling musical on a training camp

Wout van aert with two strava uploads embedded on the picture
(Image credit: Getty Images / Strava)

'Morning Ride', 'Afternoon Ride', most Strava users are content with the default tags offered by the exercise app. Not Wout van Aert, though, who has been getting creative with the names of his files. 

The Belgian has spent the last week on a training camp in Mallorca, Spain with a few of his Visma-Lease a Bike teammates. Each of his ride uploads has come with a peculiar name. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.