With the UCI-sanctioned gravel worlds slated for Flanders in 2024, it might be too close to home for Van Aert to avoid.
The decade-defining rivalry resurfaces seven times this winter as two terrors of cyclocross head toward world championship clash.
'They will share leadership,' insists staff, but choosing between a new Dutch dominator and a longtime team talisman may not be so simple.
Belgian star playing catch-up after recent sickness as he builds toward clash with archrival Mathieu van der Poel at 'cross worlds.
The Belgian had been rumored to be starting in November but won't race until next month.
WorldTour pros are casually crushing some seriously fast running workouts – but just how rapid are they, and why do they do it?
The 2023 Tour of Britain is set to finish in Wales, while the 2024 Women's Tour will set off from the country.
Jumbo-Visma all-terrain ace likely to see stacked cyclocross schedule ahead of world championships bid.
Organizers have said that the three riders have confirmed their intentions to ride the event on November 27.
Van Aert open to new objectives in 2023 but cobblestone monuments remain at the center: 'Flanders and Roubaix are above all'
Van Hooydonck brings both classics brawn and grand tour muscle across the calendar, unselfishly serving his captains at key times of the season.
Unpacking, comparing, and contrasting the two biggest seasons in the men's pro peloton.
The former pro says that Remco Evenepoel is no longer riding in the shadow of Van Aert after his super 2022.
'I’m going to upset all of Belgium but I struggle to see anyone right now that can break it. The old track craft has something to do with it,' Dowsett tells VeloNews.
Prestigious cyclocross series starts Sunday, but calendar questions remain over Vos, Van Aert, Pidcock, Van der Poel.
Former sport director of Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault defends ear-piece ban: 'Long live the competitions without headsets, at least we see a show.'
'It's outdated': Race radio debate resurfaces in aftermath of Wollongong podium chase.
Wout van Aert relishes ‘perfect’ day for Belgium as Remco Evenepoel dominates road world championships
No disappointment for Van Aert as Belgian team rescripts the ending from last year: 'I cannot complain – we won the race and I’m super happy with that.'
Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mathieu van der Poel and Julian Alaphilippe headline the final race of this year's worlds.
UCI Road World Championships: Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have buried the hatchet after last year’s misfire
The Belgian duo say their best chance of winning in Wollongong is to 'work together.'
Pogačar knows he will have to race a very different kind of strategy than blitzing grand tours or more explosive races like Strade Bianche.
'I occasionally hear the criticism that the team gives me too few opportunities. But I think the opposite is the case,' rider says following contract extension.
'Van Aert and Van der Poel, those guys you don't drop': Pogačar intent on disrupting the dominant nations seeking a sprint in Wollongong.
Eritrean sprinter hopes to add more chapters to his trailblazing career in the elite men's road race Sunday: 'Being one of the favorites gives me a boost.'
The Belgians misfired and melted down in Leuven last year – can Van Aert and Evenepoel bury past beef to bring home rainbows in 2022?
Van Aert on co-leadership with Evenepoel: 'This year the other ones have to watch two Belgians and not only one.'
With a puncheurs-styled course in Wollongong, not many are expecting the next rainbow jersey to come out of the Vuelta a España.
Van Aert on sharing leadership with Evenepoel: 'We have a strong team and it’s a big advantage that we have two cards to play.'
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal: Two-time Tour de France winner fires worlds warning shot to beat back rainbow jersey favorite.
Race comes down to five-rider sprint.
Aussie ace wanted the win but came away happy with some vital UCI points: 'Second place is a lot of points and I'm happy with my sprint.'
Jumbo-Visma controls the race until the closing moments and misses the podium in first of two Canadian races.
Belgian world's favorite isn't in Québec and Montréal for training camp: 'These are two races on my bucket list to win.'
North America's only WorldTour races are back following a two-year hiatus with COVID with a superstar field.
Dylan Teuns and Oliver Naesen among those that miss out while Jasper Philipsen and Greg Van Avermaet are named as reserves for men's road race.
Van Aert kicks to first career victory at the GP Plouay WorldTour classic as he builds toward road worlds.
Race once known as GP Plouay brings finest puncheurs of peloton to parcours peppered with gravel and climbs.
Tour de France stage-winner Hugo Houle will also start as Canadian races are back on calendar after two-year stop.
Energy drink monolith and Van Aert's personal sponsor Red Bull releases YouTube short featuring pro cycling and Formula 1 stars.
Austrian workhorse scores marquee victory and rips up the form-book at Bora-Hansgrohe's home race.
Inside the numbers and narratives behind a race that never slowed down: 'This Tour was defined by constant pressure on the pedals.'
Van Aert, Evenepoel and Stuyven will anchor a strong Belgian worlds team to be finalized in late August.
Jumbo-Visma trainer pushes back against doubters: ‘I put my hand in the fire for everyone in this team’
Jumbo-Visma head of performance braces back after Jonas Vingegard, Wout van Aert hit with doping questions at Tour de France.
Sole French stage winner of Tour de France hits back at cynics questioning team's yellow jersey dominance.
Jonas Vingegaard’s rags-to-riches story is seemingly incredible, but it was all part of Plugge’s longterm plan to mine talent, polish the rough edges, and create the peloton’s most efficient and seamless team.
A look at the power numbers of Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogačar, Sepp Kuss, and Brandon McNulty at the Tour de France.
Tour de France stage 21: Jasper Philipsen fastest in Paris as Jonas Vingegaard wins the yellow jersey
Jumbo-Visma cracked Tadej Pogačar to avenge 2020, and Geraint Thomas hits the podium as the 'best of the rest' in a thrilling race.
Look out for Wout van Aert, Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen vying for the Superbowl of sprints in iconic Paris circuit-race.
Wout van Aert turns sour after questions over performance: 'I don’t even want to answer this question, it's such a shit question.'
Jonas Vingegaard finishes second to all but wrap up the overall victory ahead of Sunday's final stage in Paris.
Caleb Ewan is first at 13h05 (CET), while Jonas Vingegaard rolls down the ramp as the last rider at 17h00 (CET).
Tour de France stage 20 preview: GC riders and time trial specialists alike to leave it all out on the roads
Fast, technical TT unlikely to change yellow jersey, but Vingegaard and Pogačar will go deep.
Here's where things stand in the races for yellow, green, white, and KoM jerseys after 19 stages of this year's Tour.
Green jersey Van Aert drops the climbers in Tour's mountain stage: 'It was a good test to know if I can target the maillot jaune one day.'
Niermann responds to criticism of team's green and yellow jersey plans and lauds Vingegaard as 'the best climber in the world right now.'
Jonas Vingegaard waited for Tadej Pogačar after a last-descent crash and then widened his grip on the yellow jersey.
Jumbo-Visma's green machine mathematically safe in points classification after stage 17 intermediate sprint. If he completes race, he’ll win his first 'maillot vert.'
Michael Matthews beating climbers in the mountains, Wout Van Aert able to win everywhere: versatility means more chances for success than ever before.
Tour de France takes new tilt as UAE Emirates and Jumbo-Visma go six-on-six in tense battle between Vingegaard and Pogačar.
Jonas Vingegaard survives with race lead intact after crashing with 56k to go.
Stuart O’Grady likens Wout van Aert to Eddy Merckx, talks Tour de France green jersey and Caleb Ewan
'Every stage is like a mini World Cup race. It’s so intense. That’s great for the sport and for the viewers but it makes it hard work for the pure sprinters,' says Australian.
From muddy school uniforms to Alpe d’Huez triumph: This is just the start of Tom Pidcock’s Tour de France journey
'I compare myself to Pogačar to Wout, these guys, they are both older than me, and more experienced. But I am ambitious and I have big ambitions,' says British rider.
The Belgian suffered a puncture while riding to his team bus after the Col du Granon finish on stage 11 and gave away his green jersey to a fan who helped him.
Tour de France: Fabio Jakobsen says it will be tough to beat Wout van Aert in green jersey competition
The Dutchman says that the stage he's fearing the most is the stage 12 summit finish on Alpe d'Huez.
In this column, we look at the power numbers of Wout Van Aert, Tadej Pogačar, Neilson Powless, and more at the Tour de France.
Astana-Qazaqstan in last as such teams as Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates dominate the list.
'To be second to Wout is not too bad,' Matthews takes consolation after second runner-up spot this week.
In the five stages Van Aert has contested, he has won two and finished second in the other three.
'For sure it's a little bit disappointing but third is great.' Pogačar can't complete team leadout in stage 8 sprint but extends GC lead over Vingegaard.
Pogačar crosses line third and extends GC lead.
The day's battle will be between a breakaway and the climbing sprinters in the bunch.
The BikeExchange-Jayco DS believes that Michael Matthews could have beaten Tadej Pogačar if he was positioned better in uphill finale.
Catch up on the day’s action here
Slovenian on moving into the yellow jersey after surprise sprint victory in Longwy
American Tour rookie impressed after breakaway with Wout van Aert: 'I've never been ridden out of the wheel like that before.'
Day-long escape is a 'nice way to honour yellow jersey' for protagonist of the Tour’s first week.