Wout van Aert showers for first time in 12 days, posts on Strava

Visma-Lease a Bike rider 'starting to feel a little bit like myself again' after Dwars door Vlaanderen crash

Wout van Aert smiling with a Strava post embedded on top saying 'first shower in 12 days'
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Wout van Aert has showered for the first time in almost two weeks following his heavy crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen

The Belgian suffered a broken collarbone, fractured ribs, a fractured sternum and extensive road rash when he hit the tarmac in the cobbled Classic last month. He underwent surgery days later, and is now slowly returning to fitness. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.