Jumbo-Visma plan pays off to deliver Wout van Aert 'incredible' Tour de France stage at fourth attempt

After three second places, the Belgian deserved this victory

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Getty IMages)

Something had to give eventually. After three Tour de France stages where he finished second, Wout van Aert finally won. Not that he isn’t accustomed to winning, this was his sixth victory this year, but this is also a season where he has finished second eight times, and third a further four. 

Not that the pressure shows on the Jumbo-Visma rider, who consistently churns out stunning performances, race day after race day. For a lesser athlete, there might be frustration that the win was not coming, but Van Aert was simply ready to go again, to be in the best possible position for another day. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.