Wout Van Aert overflies the Valencian Community
After a successful cyclo-cross season, Wout Van Aert prepares the road season with Jumbo-Visma in the Comunitat Valenciana.
After announcing his withdrawal from the Cyclocross World Championships to be held in Fayetteville on the last weekend of January, Wout Van Aert seems to be focused on preparing for his road season. To do so, the Belgian rider, who has shown an overwhelming dominance in almost all the cyclo-cross races in which he has participated this year, is currently focusing on the Training Camp that his team, Jumbo Visma, is carrying out in the Valencian Community. During these days the Belgian has been publishing some of his routes in the area, so here we bring you two that you can try to do if you feel very motivated. Just don’t try to make the same time.
Route of Wout Van Aert, 130 km through the Valencian Community
This first circular route, starting and finishing in the Bonalba Urbanisation, near El Campello, is quite demanding, mainly in the first half of the route. In total, 130 km with a positive slope of 2083 m, through towns such as Xixona, Sant Vicent del Raspeig, Castalla and Ibi. It is after passing this last town where we will reach our maximum altitude, around 950 m, and from then on we will descend progressively, which will make us do the second part of the route at a higher speed.
A demanding route, not so much because of the difficulty of the climbs but because of the distance.
Route of Wout Van Aert, 180 kilometers through the Valencian Community
If 130 km don’t sound like enough for you, Wout Van Aert and his Jumbo-Visma henchmen have done another route, and we won’t tell you how long it took so you don’t get depressed.
180 km of a more than complete route that passes through El Campello, La Nucia, Confrides, Finestrat, Guadalest… and many other towns, and which ends up adding up to more than 3,600 m of elevation gain.
Especially hard is the section that goes from kilometre 30 to 90, which could be a route on its own and in which we will make important ascents such as La Carrasqueta or Confrides.
If you want to feel a pro like Van Aert, here are the routes. And if you want to be like the common mortals, you can take a look at the routes we have in the Comunitat Valenciana by clicking here.