Wout van Aert 'disappointed' with Worlds results: 'Silver twice, that hits hard'

The Belgian says his Jumbo-Visma team-mate Primož Roglič 'did everything he could' to bring Julian Alaphilippe back in the men's road race

Wout van Aert finishes second in the Imola 2020 road race (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Wout van Aert has said returning from Imola 2020 with two silver medals "hits hard", the Belgian disappointed he couldn't convert either of them into rainbow jerseys.

The Belgian finished second in the time trial behind Italy's Filippo Ganna and was then unable to follow Julian Alaphilippe's attack in the road race, his chase group collaborators unwilling to tow Van Aert and his powerful sprint back up the road to contest the win.

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