INTERVIEW: Greg Van Avermaet has been a professional racing cyclist for 18 years and has an admirable palmarès behind him: Olympic champion, Paris-Roubaix, Gent-Wevelgem, Het Nieuwsblad... and the list goes on. Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton caught up with the top Belgian at the AG2R-Citroën training camp, after a three year gap.
Greg Van Avermaet
There was little or no chance of seeing a top race in 2020, but before 'lockdown' our man is Spain, Alastair Hamilton caught the mountainous stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. He didn't make the ultra-steep summit finish, but there was still a lot to take in 'Roadside'.
Aug 13, 2020 - Race reports from the Dauphiné and Piemonte. Psychologists look at Evenepoel and Van Aert-TOP STORY. Lombardia with team news. Race news: World champs canceled, plans for the Tour. Rider news and contract news. Groenewegen and Jakobsen, Gilbert father again and Contador and Van der Poel become business partners.
July 23, 2020 - Strade Bianche is the first course of the new 2020 race menu. Worlds could move to April next year - Top Story. Croatia champs. Van Avermaet to AG2R, INEOS Grenadiers, Colombians in Madrid, except Betancur and Milan-Sanremo. Rider news. Race news. Team news. Plus Contador Foundation race postponed, Preidler convicted of sporting fraud and Movistar to wear charity jersey at Strade Bianche.
The 2020 World championships in Switzerland will go ahead-Top Story. Slovenian TT title. The Manuela Fundación situation, Lefevere talks COVID-19, UAE Tour team, Evenepoel Giro, Alaphilippe and Van Avermaet for Strade Bianche, Thévenet on Dumoulin, Circus not going to Canada, Landa and Mas for Tour, Weening for Giro, contract news, Yates to Nippo, Tour earlier in 2021, Yorkshire uncertain, Portugal postponed, Giro to climb Colle Fauniera, teams for l’Ain and Getxo, no Japan Cup, Bingoal…
June 15, 2020 - Good news as a new sponsor, Manuela Fundación, joins GreenEDGE - Top Story. Jumbo co-sponsor HEMA in trouble and Rally talk to CCC. Spain opens its borders and new dates for the Italian Classics. Race news, riders talk, UCI, team news, WPCC cancelled and Sunweb's new kit.
June 11, 2020 - Johan Bruyneel having a go at everyone, including Lemond - Top Story. The season will soon be back on and the top riders pick their races. The Italian calendar and race news. Rider news and contracts. Team news. The Worlds back in the USA and Rudy Pevenage has news on Jan Ullrich.