Greg Van Avermaet Wins The 2014 GP de Wallonie

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet notched his second victory of the season Wednesday by attacking out of a small group to win Grand Prix de Wallonie. 'Everything Went Perfectly' Van Avermaet and three others – defending champion Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Frank Schleck (Trek Factory Racing) and Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) – shook free of the peloton in the final 20 … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Wins At Eneco Tour of Benelux

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet took his first victory of the season Friday with an uphill surge on the cobblestoned finish climb of the Muur van Geraardsbergen on Stage 5 at the Eneco Tour of Benelux. 'A Great Feeling' Van Avermaet said a combination of strong teamwork and a course that suited his strengths led to his two-second win over Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Shimano) and Pavel Brutt … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Runner-Up At Ronde van Vlaanderen

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet forced the decisive selection at Ronde van Vlaanderen Sunday on the way to a career-best runner-up finish. 'Sprint Of The Strongest' Van Avermaet was only out-sprinted in a four-up dash to the line by Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing), who won the 259.8-kilometer race for the second straight year to become the sixth three-time winner of the Belgian … [Read more...]

Stage 1 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge Sprints Into Aspen

Enthusiastic Crowds Come Out in Droves for Third Annual Professional Cycling Race Aspen, CO (Aug. 19, 2013) – The 2013 USA Pro Challenge started off with a bang as 128 riders, hailing from 31 countries, rolled out of Aspen to embark on a circuit race that would prove to pack a punch. After three 22-mile laps, with 3,080 ft. of climbing per lap, Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale Pro Cycling … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Greg Van Avermaet Wins Tour de Wallonie

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet won his second stage in three days at the Tour de Wallonie Wednesday – as teammate Daniel Oss finished second – and time gained in Van Avermaet's solo victory earned him the overall crown for the second time in three years. 'Just Trying To Win The Stage' Van Avermaet overcame a 22-second deficit heading into the final stage by attacking at the base of … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Van Avermaet Wins Tour de Wallonie Stage 3

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet earned his first victory of the season Monday by winning Stage 3 of the Tour de Wallonie. Everyone Played A Role Van Avermaet out-sprinted Tom Van Asbroeck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Jean-Pierre Drucker (Accent Jobs-Wanty) while teammate Daniel Oss finished fourth. It was Van Avermaet's first win since his victory at Paris Tours in October of 2011 and … [Read more...]

Van Avermaet Looking To Lay A Season Marker Down Under

by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 16, 2012 (AFP) - Belgian classics specialist Greg van Avermaet is hoping a solid performance at the Tour Down Under boosts his confidence further ahead of one of his most challenging seasons to date. Considered one of Belgium's top one-day racers, van Avermaet put paid to a string of close calls in cycling's big one-day races when he … [Read more...]

Van Avermaet Sprints To Paris-Tours Victory

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TOURS, France, Oct 9, 2011 (AFP) - Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet won a sprint finish to claim the Paris-Tours cycling classic here on Sunday. The BMC rider edged Italian Marco Marcato of Vacansoleil with Denmark's Kasper Klostergaard-Larsen of Saxo Bank finishing third after the 230.5km race. Pre-race favorites including Britain's recently-crowned world champion Mark Cavendish and … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Van Avermaet Wins Tour de Wallonie

After receiving valuable help from his teammates, Greg Van Avermaet finished the job himself Wednesday at the Tour de Wallonie by sprinting to victory in the final stage and earning the BMC Racing Team its second yellow jersey in less than a week. Total Team Effort Van Avermaet entered the final 154-kilometer stage tied on time with Joost Van Leijenn (Vacansoleil). Mathias Frank, Martin Kohler … [Read more...]

Belgians Hope Rests With Gilbert At Worlds

BRUSSELS - One day classic specialist Philippe Gilbert will be the point man for the Belgian team at the world road race championships later this month in Geelong, Australia, it was announced on Tuesday. The 28-year-old - a two-time winner of the prestigious Paris-Tours race and also winner of the Amstel Gold Race earlier this season - has shown he is in good form by wearing the overall … [Read more...]