Wout van Aert recovering from appendicitis, preparations continue for Tour de France and Olympics

The Belgian made the announcement on social media that he'd had appendicitis, causing him to take some time off

Wout van Aert at the 2021 Amstel Gold Race
(Image credit: Getty)

Wout van Aert has revealed he is recovering from appendicitis, which has forced him to take some time off before he prepares for the upcoming Tour de France and Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Belgian made the announcement on social media, explaining why he would be walking instead of running at a weekend charity event.

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