Wout van Aert swaps bike racing for cinema with Max Verstappen and Red Bull

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Wout van Aert traded bike racing for filmmaking.

Van Aert appeared alongside Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen in a new promotional video released by energy drink giant and personal sponsor Red Bull.

“Join Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen for an intense training session filled with obstacles and surprises across Belgium as Formula 1 prepares to return from the summer break,” the short reads. Seven-minute YouTube.

Dutch driver Verstappen drives for Red Bull Racing and brought the team a world championship title last season.

The video focuses on Verstappen traversing a gamified world in preparation for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix and features a “pit stop challenge” against Van Aert.

Van Aert and then Verstappen both receive timed “pit lane” style wheel switches before setting off. Thierry Neuville and Guillaume de Mevius, rally drivers sponsored by Red Bull, are also present.

“I’m used to being chased, but not by an F1 car,” said Van Aert Sporza. “They go a little faster. Waving to Max Verstappen as he passed me in his RB7 car was on my to-do list.

Rebuild for Road Worlds

When he wasn’t busy shooting movies, Van Aert took time out for his bike racing bustle on Sunday.

The Jumbo-Visma captain was surprised in the sprint finish of the Bemer Cyclassic by Marco Haller in what was his first race since the Tour de France.

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“I felt good today. Shortly after the Tour I had the flu, but after a week or two I was able to start training again. Since then everything has been going well,” he said. he said after the German race.

Van Aert will now pedal through the GP de Plouay and Canadian one-day races as he rebuilds for the world road championships in mid-September.

“Second place is disappointing, but it’s also a sign that form is in good shape,” he said. “It gives a lot of confidence in the preparation for the races to come.”

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