Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel saga rolls on as Belgian champion looks to rebound in Roubaix

Confusion over team leadership isn't an issue as Van Aert returns to his trade team to battle for the first Paris-Roubaix title since April 2019

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Getty)

Much was made in the build-up to the recent World Championships of the cohesion between the two mighty Belgian talents Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel, Eddy Merckx even dipping his toe in the waters of the discussion, and the saga has rolled on into the proceeding week to give the cycling world something to talk about during the wait for Paris-Roubaix.

Evenepoel had quashed all the doubters as he rode his heart out for Wout van Aert and Jasper Stuyven, the home fans chanting his name after he'd been dropped and continued his way around the Leuven circuit, but then told Belgian TV afterwards he believed he had the legs to win on the day as Van Aert stumbled.

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