Tiesj Benoot: 'I wouldn't give myself an extra star if Wout van Aert doesn't race Tour of Flanders'

Benoot finished second at Wednesday's Dwars door Vlaanderen.

Tiesj Benoot
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Tiesj Benoot has attempted to quieten talk of him winning Sunday's Tour of Flanders, even if he will be Belgium's big hope in the expected absence of Wout van Aert.

Jumbo-Visma are likely to head into the second Monument of the year with Benoot and Christophe Laporte as their leaders, with Van Aert likely to be sidelined due to an illness.

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