Wout van Aert completes first off-road ride since Tour de France crash

The Belgian has not yet put a date on his return to racing

Wout van Aert at Maldegem Parkcross 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Wout van Aert has completed his first off-road ride since his serious crash at the 2019 Tour de France in July.

The Belgian, who is still on a long road to recovery, posted a 69km ride on his Strava yesterday while his rivals competed in the Koppenbergcross, which was won by compatriot Eli Iserbyt with Brit Tom Pidcock finishing second.

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