Cyclocrosser, time-triallist, sprinter, domestique, classics rider, champion—Wout van Aert refuses to be stuck in anyone else’s categories. He is his own man. Be it at a muddy, wintertime ‘cross in Belgium, an early-season training ride, or a Monument, his commitment to his sport is unmatched. When he ripped a muscle in his leg in a crash at the 2019 Tour de France, he made a plan for his comeback and stuck to it. He was racing again before anyone could have expected. No one but Wout can tell Wout what he can or cannot do.