Wout van Aert back on drop bars as he says he’s 'almost professional again' in Strava post

Visma-Lease a Bike rider broke his collarbone, sternum and several ribs in a high speed crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Wout van Aert is well on the road back to fitness after his recent high speed crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen. The Belgian completed his longest ride since the crash on Tuesday, riding nearly 94 kilometres near his home in Herentals, Belgium. 

Van Aert shared details on Strava of just how far he had come since his first shower after surgery 12 days ago. The 29-year-old shared full details of the ride, captioned "almost professional again", which he he rode a Cervélo Áspero-5 gravel bike. 

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