Wout van Aert moots building gravel world championships into 2023 programme

Belgian rider says gravel racing has a ‘great future’ as he considers worlds participation next year

Wout van Aert
Van Aert celebrates a sensational stage victory at the Tour de France
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Belgian superstar Wout van Aert is considering riding the UCI gravel world championships in 2023. 

The Jumbo-Visma talisman has said that he sees the competition having a great future after a successful first edition in October, which was won by fellow Belgian Gianni Vermeesch of Alpecin-Deceuninck

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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