- 3. | Tour de France – stage 6
- 4. | Tour de France – stage 2
- 3. | VOO Tour de Wallonie – stage 4
- 2. | VOO Tour de Wallonie – general classification
- 8. | Strade Bianche – general classification
- 10. | Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana – stage 2
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With victory at some of the biggest races in the cycling calendar to his name, Greg Van Avermaet’s impressive palmarès has earned him the role of team leader at CCC Team. The 2016 Olympic road race champion and 2017 Paris-Roubaix winner has recorded 41 wins to date, including two Tour de France stage wins, back-to-back Omloop Het Nieuwsblad titles, victory at E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem, and a surprise General Classification title at Tirreno-Adriatico.
Van Avermaet’s palmarès is bolstered by two stints in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, most recently in 2018 when he held the jersey for eight days, and three days in the King of the Mountain jersey in 2019 after taking the lead in the classification on home soil. His sheer determination to win races has seen the Belgian’s signature aggressive style of racing and trademark victory salute a regular sight during the Classics and beyond. With a palmarès that most riders would only dream of, Van Avermaet is chasing the one win that has so far managed to elude him; Ronde van Vlaanderen.
I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…
When I was 18 years old and I rode my first race and it was pretty good.
My greatest racing memory is…
Winning the olympic gold because it was a really special moment in my career and also because of the history with my father, he was in Moscow Olympics 1980, so I grew up with this story.
The race I dream of winning is…
Flanders – because it’s a race close to my home, on my training roads and just the atmosphere around is really nice.
If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…
Probably something in sport, something active or helping sports people to perform better.