World champion Wout van Aert dives after a rewarding internship in the Spanish Calpe Saturday in the Soudal Scheldecross, on the Left bank again in the field. For Van Aert is the Soudal Scheldecross the first match since november 25.
“The internship has given me virtue has done,” says Van Aert. “I have my schedule perfectly able to follow as I had in mind. The feeling on the bike was good and the climbs got better. In addition, I have a lot of can get some rest, also on a mental level. With the extra-sporting activities of the past few months, was that really necessary.”
A year ago, returned From Aert a strong come-back from internship. In Antwerp he had after a true duel with Mathieu Van der Poel until the lock is beaten, a day later, he was at the feast in Names. It gives the world champion of courage.
“I sign for a similar scenario, although I realize that the difference last year was less significant. I had hoped for this year and more consistent performance, but there are a number of things passed so I didn’t get my hoped-for level. Nevertheless, it was I already have a lot on the stage, that is rather quickly forgotten. A new start? It has little sense to say that the season for me really starts, that is ridiculous. I hope just that I now can show.”