Wout van Aert and Veranda’s Willems-Crelan could go to court after rider terminates contract

The cyclocross champion pulled out of the team after a dispute broke out

Wout van Aert split suddenly with his Veranda’s Willems-Crelan team (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Wout van Aert could go to court with former team Veranda’s Willems-Crelan after he unilaterally terminated his contract.

The Belgian pulled out of the team after a dispute, but details of the disagreement have not yet been made public.

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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.