Wout van Aert has won the Bretagne Classic - Ouest France after a powerfull sprint in Plouay.
In an elite breakaway group, the Jumbo Visma-rider outsprinted Axel Laurance and Alexander Kamp. For Van Aert it's his ninth victory of the season and a motivation booster towards the World Championships.
Wout van Aert:
“It was a tough day for our team. Although racing was challenging since other teams alternated attacks, I felt good in the final. In the sprint, we went into the last hundreds of metres at high speed, but I was in a bad position. I had to regain a few places and, thanks to the others’ speed, I could take the lead. I am thrilled with this victory. After the Tour de France, I took the time to recover. With a few important weeks ahead, it’s nice that the form is slowly coming back.”