Wout van Aert 'in a good place' ahead of Tour of Flanders despite Visma-Lease a Bike illness and injury crisis

Loss of Christophe Laporte and Dylan van Baarle 'a big blow' says DS Grischa Niermann as team builds for Monument double header

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com)

Wout van Aert’s target of winning the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix in the coming fortnight will not be impacted by Visma-Lease a Bike’s illness and injury issues, according to the team's DS, Grischa Niermann.

It was announced earlier this week that the team would be without Christophe Laporte and Dylan van Baarle for Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday. Laporte is suffering from a saddle sore as well as a stomach bug and has also been ruled out of the Tour of Flanders on Easter Sunday. 

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