Top Belgians talk TT: Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have been in discussion about their chances in the Olympic time trial in Tokyo next year. They will be riding against each other and together for the Belgian national team and the two top men agree on one thing: “Ganna is the man to beat”.Filippo Ganna – The man to beatRemco Evenepoel is already certain of his place in the Belgian team for the Olympic time trial, although officially, Wout van Aert has not been guaranteed his place yet. Both riders are favourites for time trial gold in Tokyo next year, but both know who the ‘main man’ is going to be: Filippo Ganna. “He is the man to beat.”Evenepoel and Van Aert – Flandriens of the YearHet Nieuwsblad spoke with Van Aert and Evenepoel in the run-up to the Flandrien of the Year, where both riders are on the nomination list. The 26-year-old Van Aert is the top favourite after victories in Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo and stages in the Tour de France. Evenepoel is Van Aert’s main competitor for the Flandrien prize, just like last year, and it won’t be the for last time. If all goes well for them both next year, they will compete for Olympic time trial gold in Tokyo, both for Belgium.Wout van Aert – 2019 Flandrien of the YearOlympic time trialThe riders of Deceuninck – Quick-Step and Jumbo-Visma see it differently: “We have to perform as a country. Push each other forward in…
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