Wout van Aert impressed with his second place in the E3 Binckbank Classic. During a sprint with five riders, the leader of Team Jumbo-Visma was only outsprinted by Zdenek Stybar. For Van Aert it is his second podium place this year, after finishing third in Strade Bianche. Last week he was sixth in Milan-Sanremo.
Wout van Aert:
"The E3 is one of the most difficult races of the spring. I certainly felt it in my legs. This race is just a bit more difficult than the previous classics. I am happy that I was able to ride a final again”, Van Aert said. “I certainly thought about winning. But after such a difficult race it is always an atypical sprint. I felt really good and in the final kilometres I mainly focused on Stybar’s attacks that you knew were coming. It was the best tactic to be in his wheel straight away. Though it was far from easy. It also took quite a long time before we could bridge over to Jungels. That cost us a lot of energy."
(source: Jumbo - Visma)