Wout van Aert: Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing to myself with this busy programme 

The Belgian star dominated on the road and now plans to compete in cyclocross through the winter 

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Wout van Aert has said he “sometimes wonder what he’s doing to himself” by racing such a hectic schedule.

The Jumbo-Visma all-rounder was one of the biggest stars in the unpredictable 2020 season, winning Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo, winning two stages in the Tour de France and podiuming the biggest races in the late season. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.