Wout van Aert accomplishes bucket list dream with time trial victory but plays it cool on Tour de France GC ambitions

The Belgian made it three wins in 20 stages for Jumbo-Visma

Wout van Aert
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Wout van Aert ticked off a lifelong dream by winning a Tour de France time trial on stage 20 of the 2021 edition.

The Belgian was the fastest on a largely flat 30.8km course in southwestern France, with Kasper Asgreen his closest challenger 21 seconds back.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.