Wout van Aert: "Winning an ITT at the Tour de France was a big goal of mine"

"Winning an ITT in the Tour de France has always been one of the biggest goals of my career. I have been focused on this race in the last couple of days. I am very happy I have pulled it off. Comparing with the first ITT [of this Tour de France], this one was more rolling, and faster. With my weight, it was more to my advantage than the first one, which was punchier. It has been a perfect day. I was completely over-heated after the effort. It was stressful to see the rest riders coming to the finish. But, when I saw the intermediate times of the GC guys, I relaxed a bit. It was been a very hard Tour de France for my team. I am very proud of what we achieved, with three stage wins and Jonas placing second in the final GC."

17/07/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 20 – Libourne / Saint-Emilion (CLM – 30,8 km) - Wout Van Aert (JUMBO VISMA)
17/07/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 20 – Libourne / Saint-Emilion (CLM – 30,8 km) - Wout Van Aert (JUMBO VISMA) © A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

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