Van Aert hits back at Evenepoel’s World Championship claims

Van Aert hits back at Evenepoel’s World Championship claims

Wout van Aert has bitten serve at Remco Evenepoel’s controversial feedback following the Males’s Twin carriageway Flee at the World Championships.

Belgium went all-in for Van Aert, but he might perchance now not acknowledge to Julian Alaphilippe’s stinging attack which helped the Frenchman defend the title.

Van Aert stated he didn’t have confidence the legs to head with the Frenchman and changed into sorry for now not getting the medal for Belgium, but Evenepoel felt the team must have confidence adopted a numerous diagram as he claimed he had the have confidence to interact the breeze.

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Talking on Additional Time Koers, Evenepoel stated: “I additionally stated straight out that I thought I might perchance additionally very smartly be in a enviornment to interact the breeze in a poke scenario. ‘Carry out I fetch a large gamble or now not?’ I requested. ‘No,’ changed into the acknowledge. K, that changed into sure.

“The planned tactic changed into adopted: The whole lot for Wout, with Jasper [Stuyven] as a change chief. I needed to work.”

Van Aert is getting willing for Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, but he changed into dragged into the controversy and stated he changed into injure by Evenepoel’s feedback.

“Remco’s feedback upset me,” Van Aert stated. “I expected that there shall be criticism due to the we didn’t interact. But I have it be now not lustrous so as to add fuel to the fireplace from someone within the team.

I have Remco stated so a lot more all over Additional Time Koers than he stated in the team meeting.

“I have he changed into the one who agreed with the ways, who agreed with the change. He has been preaching for weeks about how he changed into having a discover about forward to it. So I have it be actually distinctive to flip 180 levels now. I assemble now not divulge it be lustrous to throw oil on the fireplace afterwards.

“I changed into heartbroken that I might perchance now not assemble it off. Had I been better in the final and had received, it will have confidence been unbelievable. I additionally saw that all people changed into actually disappointed. It actually hasn’t been straight forward for me after which this is added on top. That is too execrable.”

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