Greg Van Avermaet extends Classics season and is set to start in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Apr 23 2019 12:02 am CET

Greg Van Avermaet extends Classics season and is set to start in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Greg Van Avermaet extends Classics season and is set to start in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Greg Van Avermaet © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

CCC Team's Greg Van Avermaet has decided to add Liege-Bastogne-Liege to his classic season. The rider is feeling good after his 14th position in the Amstel Gold Race.

Van Avermaet was supposed to finish his classics season at the Amstel Gold Race, but after taking the 14th position in the race has decided to add Liege-Bastogne-Liege to his calendar. "I was happy with my legs and condition yesterday at Amstel Gold Race so, after taking a day to think about it, I have decided to line up at Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday," the Olympic champion explained.

"I think I have managed to maintain my form from the cobbled Classics to the Ardennes and with the new finish in mind, I think I have a good chance to make a nice result. For sure, I will not be lining up as a favourite but I will line up motivated to do my best and end the Classics season well."

With the addition of Van Avermaet, CCC Team will have more options to fight for the victory. "The new finish will suit Greg more than the previous editions and it will probably mean the race will open up earlier than usual," said sports director Valerio Piva.

"Greg is, of course, our best option for a result but we also have riders like Alessandro De Marchi, who was good yesterday to finish in seventh place, and Serge Pauwels, who showed his condition is also improving, so I think we will line up with a few cards to play. We will make the final team selection for Liège-Bastogne-Liège after La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday."




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