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The 2020 calendar: Van Avermaet and Trentin

Greg Van Avermaet

“I really like the look of the new calendar. It’s busy but I think for a rider like me there is a fairly clear program starting with Strade Bianche. If you’re a GC rider then you probably have more decisions to make. It’s a shame that there are some key overlaps as I’ll be at the Tour de France so I won’t be able to do the Canadian races, and races like Amstel Gold Race and Gent-Wevelgem on the same weekend. But I can’t complain. This season is unprecedented and I think all of the parties involved have done a good job to create a balanced race calendar. Now, we just have to wait and hope that the situation with the pandemic gets better and we will be able to race and travel between these races. I’m happy I have something to motivate me in the coming months and I know we will all be ready to race as soon as we have the green light.”

Matteo Trentin

“The race calendar is similar to what we were already expecting so there is a general confirmation of the rumors. Finally, we have something to properly work towards and we know when we have to be ready. We can start to set our own goals for the rest of the season. Let’s be positive and say that this is there proper calendar that we are going to race and if everything keeps going the way it is, we can hopefully do it all. How the situation has evolved in the past month has been more positive and let’s hope this trend in a few countries will continue and we can isolate this virus and work towards restarting the cycling season.”

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