Niels Albert is no longer the coach of Wout van Aert. That decision, however, has nothing to do with the turmoil around the team Veranda’s Willems-Crelan. “The real reason is my life”, says Albert in The Latest News.
The 32-year-old Niels Albert was since 2014 the perfect coach for Wout van Aert. The ex-world champion was due to heart problems forced to quit top-level sport, but the great promise to the three Belgian titles and as many world titles in the field guide. But that cooperation has now come to an end.
“The real reason is my life”, says Albert in The Latest News. “At the beginning of July, I am father become of Alexine. I would like to get my daughter seen growing up. Also the death of Michael Goolaerts made me think. I remember the time that we have with the entire team talked about his sudden death. The grief was immense, but I also saw my own movie of 2014 again be played. You realize that you better take some gas back. But we have together unforgettable moments. And if he is to become board, he can’t always appeal.”
Albert says that his former pupil is not much more to learn. Van Aert is not alone: he is, after all, even though accompanied by his personal coach, Marc Lamberts. “In addition, he enjoys the unconditional support of the rest of his entourage: his family, but also a mental coach Rudy Heylen, doctor Peter T’seyen, physical therapist Lieven Maesschalck, you name it,” says Albert, who is also not of the stage disappears: when the team Pauwels Sauces-Vastgoedservice he will continue to deal with the training of young talents.
At Veranda’s Willems-Crelan, a solution must be found for the taking down of sponsor Willems Veranda’s, that after this season the funding tap dichtdraait. Search of manager Nick Nuyens takes place with difficulty,something Of Aert gradually the belly is full. Currently, there are already extensive discussions regarding a merger with the Dutch Roompot.