Wout van Aert to miss Giro d'Italia due to injuries suffered at Dwars door Vlaanderen

The Visma-Lease a Bike rider was set to ride the Italian Grand Tour for the first time

Wout van Aert
Wout van Aert at the Volta ao Algarve
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Wout van Aert is to skip the Giro d'Italia because of the injuries he suffered in a crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen last month, it was announced on Thursday.

The Visma-Lease a Bike rider said he was "disappointed" to be missing the Italian Grand Tour, which was set to be one of the biggest goals of the season, after the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, which he also missed.

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Adam Becket
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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.