The one-day race in Italy will take place on August 1, and Belgian website Sporza reports that their countryman will be challenging in the event.

Tour de France
Wiggins: Cycling’s attempt at solidarity was pathetic
21/09/2020 AT 01:08

The 25-year-old rider has twice taken third place at the Italian event. The first came in third 2018 behind Tiesj Benoot and Romain Bardet, while in 2019 he again finished third, this time behind Julian Alaphilippe and Jakob Fuglsang.

Van Aert had a strong start to 2019 when he finished second in the E3 BinckBank Classic and winning two stages at the Criterium du Dauphine. He also won stage 10 of the Tour de France and claimed the Belgian time trial title.

However his good form was interrupted by a serious crash in the Tour de France, injuring his hip and thigh, with the coronavirus pandemic holding back his recovery.

Tour de France
'Phenomenal Van Aert can win a Tour, he's hot property' - Wiggins
18/09/2020 AT 05:38
Tour de France
Tour de France 2020 Stage 16 - As it happened
15/09/2020 AT 10:56