It wasn't to be Mark Cavendish's day as Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) showed again his phenomenal ability on a bike by winning on the Champs Élysées. The day did belong to Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) taking his second Tour de France.
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Saturday's time trial went to Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert, taking his second 2021 Tour stage victory after the Mont Ventoux win. His teammate Jonas Vingegaard was second on the stage and held his runner-up place overall. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) finished safely to make sure of his overall victory in Paris on Sunday.
Wout van Aert was the man of the day - The Belgian champion got in the early break and then went solo on the second ascent of the Ventoux. Behind; the GC group exploded, but the yellow jersey of Tadej Pogačar was never really in trouble, ignoring an attack from Van Aert's teammate Jonas Vingegaard.
After a tough, wind-swept 250 kilometres, Wout van Aert won the 2021 Gent-Wevelgem. The leader of the Jumbo-Visma team started the day as top favourite and did not disappoint. He won the sprint from a leading group of seven riders who had been off the front for most of the day. Italians took the next three places: Giacomo Nizzolo, Matteo Trentin and Sonny Colbrelli. Michael Matthews was fifth.
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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".
Three of the best riders of the season where together for for the victory in the 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen. World champion, Julian Alaphilippe was taken out by a motorbike leaving the old enemies, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert to sprint it out at the line for the Dutch champion to take the victory.