“Has anything been said to each other at all?”, Sporza presenter Karl Vannieuwkerke wanted to know during the debriefing in the studio.
“We chatted a lot”, Wout van Aert responded laconically. With a wink, he said, “We’ve reviewed last week’s newspaper articles.”
The Jumbo-Visma rider thus referred to the fuss that had arisen after Gent-Wevelgem. Then Mathieu van der Poel jumped on his wheel a number of times without taking over himself.
But no matter how big the disagreement last week was, the better the cooperation was today: “We kept each other on top of the difference, but otherwise the focus was on the race. Wout and I both did our headings. worked well together. “