Wout Van Aert, a Tour of all colors

Wout Van Aert wears the green jersey during the 3rd stage between Vejle and Sonderborg on July 3. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP

PORTRAIT – The Belgian, yellow jersey and green jersey, was in all the good moves in Denmark.

Chameleon. Wout Van Aert, the versatile Belgian from the Jumbo-Visma team, spends his time on the ceremonial podium. After three days of racing, he collected two jerseys: the yellow and the green of the points classification. And three second places. Like Alfredo Binda during the 1930 Tour (that year, the Italian had finally won two stage victories). “Second place ain’t new to me (already nine this season, editor’s note), Poulidor was also a great champion.he slipped to The last hour. Beaten by 5 seconds by his compatriot Yves Lampaert in the opening time trial in Copenhagen, Wout Van Aert was beaten in extremis in the sprint in Nyborg then in Sonderborg by the Dutch Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen.

A sequence that fills and upsets him: “I force myself a bit to be satisfied. I had the dream of the yellow jersey for a long time and the green jersey is one of the big goals of my year, but I also like to win races…

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