Greg Van Avermaet ready to lead CCC Team in E3 BinckBank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem
Mar 28 2019 08:57 pm CET

Greg Van Avermaet ready to lead CCC Team in E3 BinckBank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem
Greg Van Avermaet ready to lead CCC Team in E3 BinckBank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem
CCC Team © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Greg van Avermaet is set to return to his home country for the E3 BinckBank Classic as the leader of CCC Team. The rider will also start at Gent-Wevelgem on the 31st of March.

The team that will support the rider will be pretty much the same that has started along him in races since the start of the season. "We are more or less taking the same team to the next Belgian Classics, only swapping a couple of riders in and out of some of the races," explained sports director Fabio Baldato. "The core Classics team has been with Greg in the past weeks in Italy and the long, tough stages provided a good foundation for the upcoming Classics.

"We know that Greg is in good shape and he will naturally be our leader at E3 BinckBank Classic. The key to the Classics is to be aggressive and have multiple options so our riders will be protecting Greg and setting him up as best they can for the finale. E3 BinckBank Classic is typically a mini Tour of Flanders and is a race that suits Greg's strengths. He won in 2017 and was on the podium last year, so we hope to see him back up there again on Friday."

The rider is not only looking forward for this race but for all the block of competitions he has ahead. "It's always exciting to get to this point in the season, the final races before Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix," Van Avermaet commented. "I feel good and am confident in the shape I have after Italy. It was frustrating to have a few near misses so I'm going to channel that frustration into these Classics and hope to be back on the podium," Van Avermaet said.

"As a team, we have raced the last two months together and I think we are working well. All of the guys have a lot of experience on the cobbles and know the roads so I'm confident that we will race aggressively. The key to success at the Classics is a combination of form and luck. I know I have the form so I can't wait to get back to the start line on home soil."

CCC Team's roster for the E3 BinckBank Classic (29th of March):

Kamil Gradek
Michael Schär
Greg Van Avermaet
Gijs Van Hoecke
Nathan Van Hooydonck
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
?ukasz Wi?niowski

Roster for Gent-Wevelgem (31st of March):

Pawe? Bernas
Szymon Sajnok
Michael Schär
Greg Van Avermaet
Gijs Van Hoecke
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
?ukasz Wi?niowski




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