The Giro would still be in Van Aert's plans and he would rule out the Tour to go to the Olympics

Road 02/04/24 15:48 Migue A.

After the serious fall that Wout van Aert suffered in Dwars door Vlaanderen, the Belgian is already at home after leaving the hospital where he was operated on for multiple fractures in his ribs, sternum, and collarbone. A recovery that, according to the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, continues without incidents and keeps alive the option of reaching the start of the Giro d'Italia.

Wout van Aert is already recovering at home from his serious fall and keeps the option of the Giro

According to the Belgian media, which collected information provided by a friend of Wout van Aaert, the Visma-Lease a Bike cyclist returned home after leaving the hospital, explaining that the pains due to the numerous fractures and the operation to repair the damage had already disappeared.

Initially, after the extent of the fall was known, in which Wout van Aert fractured several ribs, the sternum, and the collarbone, obviously, the classics season was considered lost and immediately his debut in the Giro d'Italia was put into question. A race that the cyclist decided to include in the calendar in order to avoid the Tour de France so that the French race would not affect his preparation for one of the main objectives of his campaign, which is the road race at the Paris Olympics.

Initially, he has not ruled out his participation in the Giro d'Italia and the coming weeks will be crucial to see how the fractures evolve in order to decide if he is in a condition to arrive with the necessary form at the start of the Italian race. In any case, whether he goes to the Giro or not, what seems certain is his non-participation in the Tour de France, maintaining the initial plan of giving absolute priority to the Olympic event.

For their part, Visma-Lease a Bike has declined to make further comments about Wout van Aert's situation and possible changes in his preparation with a laconic "there is no news." However, despite the option of the Giro d'Italia remaining open, realistically, with two months to go until the start of the Giro d'Italia, the Belgian cannot afford to lose many more training sessions if he wants to arrive at the start of this race in a condition that allows him to be competitive, something that, at the moment, seems unlikely, although with a talent of his caliber, anything could be expected.



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Le Giro serait toujours dans les plans de Van Aert et il exclurait le Tour pour participer aux Jeux olympiques