Wout van Aert on switch from cyclocross: 'The hardest part is in your head'

The triple CX world champion reflects on his move to the road

Wout Van Aert has reflected on his transition from cyclocross to the WorldTour (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) says the mental aspect is the hardest part in transitioning from cyclocross to the road this season.

Van Aert made his top-tier debut in 2018 at Strade Bianche as a three-time cyclocross world champion.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.