Wout van Aert to spend two months off bike to recover from Tour de France TT crash

The Belgian has said he expects to return sooner, in time to prepare for the cyclocross season

Wout van Aert on stage 13 of the Tour de France 2019 (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is set to spend two months off the bike in order to recover from his crash suffered during the stage 13 time trial at the Tour de France 2019.

This will be in order to complete a two month rehabilitation programme, during which he will not be allowed to ride a bike.

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