'Wout van Aert is not Pogačar or Bernal, they will always have an advantage in Tirreno GC,' says sports director

The Belgian star is looking to try his hand at going for the general classification and started off with stage success

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Wout van Aert arrived at Tirreno-Adriatico in the hope of testing his legs in the general classification for the first time, after showing he is a very capable climber with excellent displays at the Tour de France and Critérium du Dauphiné.

Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) has already shown he has amazing form, winning stage one of Tirreno-Adriatico in a bunch sprint with immense power to beat the likes of Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) to the line.

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