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Wout van Aert completes seven-hour, 223km training ride day before CX Worlds

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While Mathieu van der Poel was soloing to victory for his sixth title at the Cyclocross World Championships in Tábor, Wout van Aert was enjoying the sunshine in Mallorca on a coffee ride with Visma-Lease a Bike teammates Tiesj Benoot and Julien Vermote.

On the day of the elite men’s race at the World Championships, the Belgian trio completed a 44.5km, hour-and-a-half ride on the Spanish island. Quite the contrast from his close rival’s 58-minute blitz around the course in Czechia, attacking away from the rest of the field on the opening lap and not being seen again until the presentation of his sixth elite CX rainbow jersey on the podium.

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