Greg Van Avermaet

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cookson – Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport; Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; Astana coach reveals training methods for Nibali and Aru ahead of Classics and Giro d’Italia; Simon Gerrans to race the Giro […]

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Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; two year ban sought

The BMC Racing Team has responded to reports today that the Belgian Cycling Federation’s prosecutor is seeking a two year ban for Greg Van Avermaet by saying that it will not block him from competition prior to the hearing. “The BMC Racing Team is aware of today’s hearing by the Belgian Cycling Federation, Koninklijke Belgische […]

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Degenkolb joins select group with impressive Paris-Roubaix victory

Becoming only the third rider in history to win Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in the same year, John Degenkolb took what he regards as his biggest career success when he won a three-man sprint in the famous velodrome. The German rider outsprinted five others to the line, with Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep) taking second and Greg […]

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Who will win the 2015 Paris-Roubaix? Race favourites discuss their chances

There can be only one: it’s a tagline that was used in the 1986 film Highlander but is perhaps equally applicable to Paris-Roubaix. In that movie, the central plot was that all the immortals must fight and kill one another, with the final one left winning what was entitled ‘The Prize.’ Substitute beheading for defeating […]

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De Weert, LottoNL-Jumbo dismiss reports rider is part of Belgian investigation

Three days after Greg Van Avermaet and his BMC Racing Team confirmed that the Belgian rider had been called before the disciplinary commission of the Belgian cycling federation in relation to alleged banned practices, compatriot Kevin de Weert has categorically refuted suggestions that he too is under investigation. The 32 year old, who finished 17th […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: History to be made at Tirreno-Adriatico as four key Grand Tour riders line out together for the first time; Disruption to Van Avermaet’s schedule likely due to anti-doping hearing; Gerrans set to return to racing at Strade Bianche; My Story – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was […]

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Disruption to Van Avermaet’s schedule likely due to anti-doping hearing, could Sanremo be affected?

Although Greg Van Avermaet is one of the BMC Racing Team’s biggest guns for the spring Classics, it remains to be seen how his preparation and thus form will be affected by his implication in the doping matter involving Dr. Chris Mertens. On Saturday it was confirmed that the Belgian rider had been summoned to […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne for a second time; Samuel Dumoulin wins La Drome Classic; Niccolo Bonifazio claims victory in the GP di Lugano; Ian Stannard takes second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad win; Anna van der Breggen completes comeback with women’s Het Nieuwsblad win; Greg Van […]

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Van Avermaet claims innocence after doping investigation emerges

Named in media reports Saturday morning as being suspected of doping, one of the top Omloop Het Nieuwsblad favourites Greg Van Avermaet has claimed innocence and said that he is confident that he will be cleared. The 29 year old Belgian was told on Thursday that he had to appear before the Belgian Cycling Federation […]

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Van Avermaet eyes fifth stage as strong opportunity for yellow jersey

He’s often been the runner-up in major events but now, after showing excellent form in finishing second on stage two of the Tour de France, Greg Van Avermaet is hoping he is on the threshold of something very big. The Belgian BMC Racing Team rider led the chasing group into Sheffield on Sunday, this 20 […]

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