Wout van Aert 'unlikely' to race Tour of Flanders, Jumbo-Visma says

Belgian champion was outstanding favourite for Sunday's race

Wout van Aert
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Wout van Aert might not ride the Tour of Flanders on Sunday, as Jumbo-Visma announced that the Belgian did not join the team's recon ride on Thursday.

Announcing the news on social media, the squad said that Van Aert's participation in Flanders was "unlikely".

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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.