Wout van Aert back riding on e-bike for first time since Tour de France crash

The Belgian completed a short ride, his first since crashing at this year's Tour de France

Wout van Aert (David Stockman/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Wout van Aert has completed his first ride since his horror crash at the Tour de France 2019.

The Belgian came off his bike on one of the final corners of the stage 13 individual time trial as he battled with Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) for the overall race lead. Race officials covered Van Aert with roadside banners as they waited for medical staff to attend to the heavy cut he had sustained to his leg.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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