Well what I wonder about Van Aert, honestly and without criticism, is that if he put all his eggs in one basket in any of the disciplines at which he so excels: would he win a mountain stage when GC contenders are all in? Would he beat Ganna or Kung in the most targeted TT? Would he beat Cavendish or Sagan all in for Green? To the last, likely. To the second to last, possibly. To the first, no.Exactly. One has just to look at his 2021 season: his build-up to the Tour was far from ideal (surgery). Then he wins the double (!) Ventoux (!) stage with 4500 altitude meters in the summer heat, beats Cavendish on the Champs-Elysees. Then he finishes only six seconds (!) behind Ganna (!) on a WC ITT parcours that suits Ganna (best time trialist ever?) perfectly. Wout clearly seems to be the born bikeracer.
Now see Jumbo-Visma has this guy (Wout), and have another guy called Primoz who - within few years - becomes World Champion in ski jumping (!) and Olympic Champion in cycling/ITT (!).
To be honest, I don‘t know who of both to admire more…