Watch: Wout van Aert puts cross skills to good use on Strade Bianche final climb

The Belgian cyclocross star struggled up the final climb in Siena after a storming performance in Strade Bianche 2018

Despite being a three-time cyclocross world champion, no-one expected Wout van Aert (Veranda’s Willems-Crelan) to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious Italian Classic Strade Bianche.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).