Van Aert shown here at Essen, excelled at Azencross. © Bart Hazen/Cyclocross Magazine

Van Aert shown here at Essen, is recovering from surgery after crashing at the Ronde van Belgium. © Bart Hazen/Cyclocross Magazine

According to news, Wout van Aert (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace)  just had a successful operation on his left wrist. The second place finisher in the Cyclocross World Championship crashed in the Ronde van België after Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) slipped in front of him. Van Aert continued the stage race with a torn kit and road rash, and he complained about severe pain in his wrist.

He finished the race in 36th place, eight minutes behind the winner, where he was then taken in to a hospital for treatment. The team opted for surgery as the alternative would have meant six-eight weeks in a cast.

Currently, Van Aert is back home recovering and is hopeful to get back to training on Thursday.