Just like last year, Wout van Aert will not participate in the Belgian Championship time trial. He confirmed that to Wielerflits. The two-time Belgian champion against the clock (2019 and 2020) is still on stage that week in preparation for the Tour de France.
No dream duel between Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel in Gavere on June 23. Van Aert and his Jumbo-Visma team are then on an altitude internship to prepare for the Tour. “I think that’s a shame myself,” the vice world time trial champion told Wielerflits. “But the BC is going through a difficult period. In that week, I am still on altitude training course, together with the teammates, in function of the Tour. It is not easy to break it down early.”
Van Aert was also not there at the Belgian Championship last year. In Ingelmunster, Yves Lampaert surprisingly beat team mate Remco Evenepoel. Victor Campenaerts took bronze.