Wout van Aert Biography

Quick Facts About Wout van Aert

Celebrated NameWout van Aert
Age27 Years
Nick NameWout van Aert
Birth NameWout van Aert
Birth Date1994-09-15
Birth NationBelgium
Place Of BirthHerentals, Flanders
FatherHenk van Aert
AwardsFlandrien Award and more
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSarah De Bie
Sexual OrientationStraight
Net Worth10 Million Euros
Salary5 Million Euros
Source of WealthRacing Career
Height1.90 m
Weight78 KG
Body TypeAthletic
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Wout van Aert is a professional road and cyclocross racer from Belgium. He currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo-Visma. He is best known for winning the men’s elite race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018. In March 2019, he joined the team, Jumbo-Visma on a three-year deal after terminating his contract with Vérandas Willems-Crelan in 2018. He started his career in cyclo-cross where he became World champion (2016, 2017, 2018) and Belgian champion (2016, 2017, 2018, 2021). 

What is Wout van Aert Famous For?

  • Being a Belgian racer cyclo-cross and road racer known for his current UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo-Visma races. 
  • For being the 3 times consecutive winner of the men’s elite race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Professional road and cyclo-cross racer, Wout van Aert

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What Nationality is Wout van Aert?

Wout van Aert was born on 15th September 1994 making him the present age of 27th birthday as of 2021. He is from Herentals, Flanders, Belgium. He is Belgian by nationality and he belongs to the Dutch ethnicity. Virgo is his Zodiac sign. He was born to his father, Henk van Aert and his mother, Ivonne Boecks. One of his father’s cousins is a Dutch former professional cyclist, Jos van Aert. Details about his educational background and siblings are still to get disclosed yet. 

Wout van Aert Career Timeline

  • Wout van Aert started his career in cyclo-cross where he became World champion (2016, 2017, 2018) and Belgian champion (2016, 2017, 2018, 2021).
  • He rode the 2018 Strade Bianche, held partly on gravel roads in torrential rain, and broke away with Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale). The pair lead the race for much of the final 40 kilometers (25 miles) Attacker, Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) dropped van Aert in the final kilometer; van Aert ultimately completed the podium a further 19 seconds in arrears, despite having to remount his bicycle after falling on the final climb in Siena.
  • Then, he rode with the Vérandas Willems-Crelan team during road races in 2018. He then expressed his dissatisfaction with the news that the team was set to merge with Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij for 2019. 
  • Next, he terminated his contract with Vérandas Willems-Crelan in September 2018. 
  • He confirmed the transfer in December 2018 and joined the team, Sniper Cycling – the owners of the Vérandas Willems-Crelan team on 1st March 2019. 
  • He won two stages and the green jersey in the Critérium du Dauphiné in June 2019. By winning this, he became the national time trial champion and won the bronze medal in the road race at the national championship. 
  • Next, he was named on the start list for the Tour de France in July 2019. 
  • He won Stage 10 from Saint-Flour to Albi, in a sprint finish ahead of Elia Viviani and Caleb Ewan on 15th July. 
  • He had a crush on 19th July during the individual time trial stage in Pau and was forced to abandon the race due to his injuries. He later told the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws that the crash was so severe that it could have ended his career, worsened by a mistake during his surgery when doctors did not properly work on one of his tendons.
  • On 1st August 2020, he won the first rescheduled 2020 UCI World Tour race to be held following the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Strade Bianche. 
  • He won the rescheduled 2020 Milan-San Remo after outsprinting French rider Julian Alaphilippe, the defending champion, of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, in a two-up sprint, after the duo had broken away from the peloton on the descent of the Poggio.
  • After that, he won the 5th stage of the Tour de France from Gap to Privas, in a light uphill sprint on 2nd September 2020. Similarly, he won the sprint in the 7th stage Millau to Lavaur.
  • He also won the silver medal in both the individual time trial and in the road race at the 2020 World Championship in Imola. 
  • He started the 2021 road season on 6th March at the Strade Bianche and came in fourth place.
  • Next, he rode the Tirreno-Adriatico with overall aspirations, winning the opening stage in a bunch sprint.
  • After Tirreno-Adriatico, he became third in Milan-San Remo behind Jasper Stuyven and Caleb Ewan. 
  • On 28th March, he sprinted to victory in Gent-Wevelgem after making the winning selection during the early stages of the race. 
  • On 18th April, he won the Amstel Gold Race after a thrilling sprint which was decided by a photo finish before Tom Pidcock.
  • He then won Stage 11 of the 2021 Tour de France by attacking the last climb of Mount Ventoux over 32 kilometers from the finish on 7th July. 
  • He won Stage 20, which was a 30.8 km individual time trial, in the time of 0h 35’ 53″ [50.3 km/h] on 17th July 2021. 
  • He won Stage 21 on 18th July 2021 winning the 108.4 km final stage of the 2021 Tour de France to take his third stage win in the 108th Tour de France race, crossing the finish line on the Champs-Élysées beating Jasper Philipsen to second place and Mark Cavendish to third place. 
  • He was the first rider to win a mountain stage, a time trial, and a bunch sprint at the same Tour since Bernard Hinault in 1979.
  • He finished 1′ 07″ behind winner Richard Carapaz but won the sprint in the chasing group, earning the silver medal in the Olympic road race. 
  • He won the Tour of Britain in September 2021. Likewise, he earned the silver medal in the individual time trial at the 2021 UCI Road World Championships. 

Wout van Aert celebrating after his win

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Wout van Aert confirms that he will skip Cyclo-Cross World Championship

Wout van Aert has confirmed that he will not compete at the 2022 World Cyclo-cross Championships. He and his coach had hinted previously that he would not be traveling to the United States for the event in Fayetteville to instead remain in Europe ahead of another busy spring on the road. He confirmed the news after taking home victory at the X2O Trophy in Herentals. Van Aert joins great rival Mathieu van der Poel, who remains troubled by a back injury, in pulling out of the Worlds. He will instead focus on his preparations for the spring classics on the road, remaining in Europe rather than traveling to the USA for the event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is due to begin on January 29. Further, he is a three-time cyclo-cross world champion and follows great rival and reigning champion Mathieu van der Poel in withdrawing from the Worlds. “It is true,” van Aert told GCN when asked if he was not going to compete at the World Championships. “It’s our decision. Cyclo-cross is really important to me, and my shape is really good, but at this point in my career, I am also focusing on other things. “I’m aiming to win a monument in the spring. I missed out in previous years. “We think it’s better to finish my ‘cross season after the [Belgian National Championships] on Sunday and afterward focus on the road races.” The UCI World Tour begins on February 20 in the UAE. 

Awards and Honours

  • Flandrien Award: 2019, 2020, 2021 
  • Belgian Sportsman of the year: 2020, 2021 
  • Belgian National Sports Merit Award: 2020 
  • Vlaamse Reus: 2020 
  • Kristallen Fiets: 2020, 2021 

Career Achievements



  • 2nd UCI World Junior Championships
  • 2nd National Junior Championships
  • 2nd Overall Junior Superprestige

                1st Ruddervoorde


  • 1st Overall Under-23 Superprestige

                1st Zonhoven

        1st Gavere

        1st Gieten

  • Under-23 BPost Bank Trophy
  • 1st Sluitingsprijs
  • 2nd Overall UCI Under-23 World Cup
  • 3rd UCI World Under-23 Championships
  • 3rd National Under-23 Championships


  • 1st UCI World Under-23 Championships
  • 1st Overall Under-23 BPost Bank Trophy

         1st Hasselt

        1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer

        1st Azencross

        1st Grand Prix Sven Nys

        1st Krawatencross

  • 1st Otegem
  • 2nd Overall UCI Under-23 World Cup

        1st Citadelcross

        1st Nommay

  • 2nd Overall Under-23 Superprestige

        1st Gavere

        1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross

        1st Noordzeecross


  • 1st UEC European Under-23 Championships
  • 1st Overall BPost Bank Trophy

             1st Koppenbergcross

         1st Flandriencross

         1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer

         1st Azencross

         1st Grand Prix Sven Nys

         2nd Hasselt

         2nd Krawatencross

  • UCI World Cup

         1st Duinencross

         2nd Hoogerheide

  • 1st Bredenecross
  • 1st Kasteelcross
  • 1st Eeklo
  • 1st Zilvermeercross
  • 1st Sluitingsprijs
  • 2nd UCI World Championships
  • 2nd Jaarmarktcross
  • 2nd Waregem
  • 3rd National Championships
  • 3rd Overall UCI Under-23 World Cup
  • Superprestige
  • Under-23 Superprestige


  • 1st UCI World Championships
  • 1st National Championships
  • 1st Overall UCI World Cup
  • 1st Overall Superprestige
  • 1st Overall Bpost Bank Trophy
  • 1st Eeklo
  • 1st Steenbergcross
  • 1st Polderscross
  • 1st Neerpelt
  • 1st Zilvermeercross
  • 2nd UEC European Championships
  • 2nd Boom
  • 2nd Sluitingsprijs
  • 2nd Waregem


  • 1st UCI World Championships
  • 1st National Championships
  • 1st Overall UCI World Cup

        1st CrossVegas

         1st Jingle Cross

         1st Heusden-Zolder

         1st Rome

         2nd Caubergcross

         2nd Zeven

         2nd Citadelcross

  • 1st Overall DVV Verzekeringen Trophy
  • 2nd Overall Superprestige
  • Brico Cross
  • 1st Trek Cup
  • 1st Kermiscross
  • 1st Boom
  • 1st Sluitingsprijs
  • 2nd Zilvermeercross
  • 2nd Vlaamse Druivencross
  • 3rd UEC European Championships


  • 1st UCI World Championships
  • 1st National Championships
  • 2nd Overall UCI World Cup
  • 2nd Overall Superprestige
  • 3rd Overall DVV Trophy
  • Brico Cross
  • 1st Kermiscross
  • 1st Waaslandcross
  • 2nd Otegem


  • 2nd Overall UCI World Cup
  • DVV Trophy
  • 1st La Mézière
  • 1st Kermiscross
  • 2nd UCI World Championships
  • 2nd UEC European Championships
  • 2nd National Championships
  • 3rd Ambiancecross


  • DVV Trophy

        1st Krawatencross

  • 2nd Kasteelcross


  • 1st National Championships
  • 1st Overall UCI World Cup
  • X²O Badkamers Trophy
  • 1st Zilvermeercross
  • Superprestige
  • 2nd UCI World Championships


  • UCI World Cup

             1st Val di Sole

                1st Dendermonde

  • Superprestige

         1st Boom

        1st Heusden-Zolder

  • X²O Badkamers Trophy

         1st Azencross

         1st Grand Prix Sven Nys

         1st Herentals

  • Ethias Cross

        1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer

Major championships timeline


Tour de France

6 individual stages (2019, 2020, 2021)

1 TTT stage (2019)

Stage races

Tour of Britain (2021)

Danmark Rundt (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2019, 2020)

National Road Race Championships (2021)

Milan-San Remo (2020)

Strade Bianche (2020)

Gent-Wevelgem (2021)

Amstel Gold Race (2021)

Wout van Aert Wife: Who is he married to?

Wout van Aert is a married man to his wife, Sarah De Bie. The duo dated together since 2012 and then they got engaged after he questioned Sarah on 12th July 2017. Sarah said Yes and soon the cyclist shared this news with the whole world via his Twitter. He wrote, “I can take on the world with one hand as long as you hold the other”. They wedded on 29th June 2018.

Wout van Aert and his wife

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The duo is blessed with a son namely Georges on 4th January 2021. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Wout van Aert c elebrating his son's birthday with his spouse

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What is Wout van Aert Net Worth?

Wout van Aert is a professional and talented road and cyclo-cross racer. The net worth of Wout van Aert is estimated to have 10 Million Euros as of 2022. His main source of wealth is his racing career. His annual salary is around 5 Million Euros. Today, he is living a lavish lifestyle from his career earnings. 

How tall is Wout van Aert?

Wout van Aert is a handsome racer who stands at the perfect height of 1.90 m or 6 ft 3 in. His well-maintained body weight is 78 KG or 172 lbs. His body type is athletic. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. 

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