Wout van Aert has a contract with Jumbo-Visma that runs until the end of 2024, but the rider and the team are talking about breaking that contract. Dutch website Wielerflits reports that the intention is to extend it until the end of 2026.
“We’re really talking,” said Van Aerts broker, Jef Van den Bosch of Isea Sport Management. “Wout and Jumbo-Visma are a very good match. Whether it is until the end of 2026 I will leave it up to you. But it is clear that both parties want to continue working together. In this environment he has grown into the world of a cyclist who has become and evolved into a team leader. It is a positive collaboration. Very. When will the contract be terminated? It is not important. It is important that the will of both parties is there to continue working together in a positive atmosphere.” Collaboration started at the beginning of 2019.
Van Aert himself is currently in Sardinia, where he traveled with family on Monday to complete his final week of training there. A week in which he consolidated the condition he had over the past few weeks. This merger is relative at Van Aert: Thursday morning, for example, he began a journey of nearly 219 kilometers, suitable for 3,991 altimeters, held in the north of the island. It took him exactly seven hours. Or an average of 31.2 km per hour. It was the hardest training he had ever done from the Zhanna.
Early next week he will fly to Canada for the Grand Prix races in Quebec and Montreal. Or his last two races before the World Cup on Sunday 25 September in Wollongong, Australia. (to rub)