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Wout van Aert made soloing ahead of pack at full speed never looked easier

Wout van Aert wins in Britain

Jumbo-Visma’s Wout van Aert took a stunning solo victory in Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain. The race looked like it would end in a sprint, until the Dutch super squad pulled a fast one on the peloton. With WvA leading, Olav Kooij let the wheel go slightly, giving the Belgian a gap. And boy oh boy, did he use it.

Van Aert absolutely hammered it in the final kilometre, putting time into the pack into a strong headwind. This was his third win of the year, and was it ever impressive.

According to Velon CC, his 60-second effort was an average of 810 (!) watts, as he averaged 55 km/h (again, into a headwind) with a max power of 1480.

Here’s the winning move.

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