Wout van Aert says he's racing Paris-Roubaix so he is not 'missing out on everything'

Jumbo-Visma rider explains that he will be a "little less good" on Sunday

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Jumbo Visma/Bram Berkien)

The fear of missing out is a natural feeling; we have all been in a situation where we have felt like we have lost out by not going to a party, or having nothing to do on a Friday night, through skipping that holiday that then looked amazing in the photos.

When one is an elite bike rider, FOMO is a bit different. There are only so many opportunities in a rider's career to race the Monuments, and so every single one missed is a bitter, bitter blow.

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Adam Becket
News editor

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.