Clasica San Sebastian - Greg Van Avermaet: To be on the podium of a WorldTour race is always good
Aug 04 2019 03:17 am CET

Clasica San Sebastian - Greg Van Avermaet: To be on the podium of a WorldTour race is always good
Clasica San Sebastian - Greg Van Avermaet: To be on the podium of a WorldTour race is always good
Greg Van Avermaet © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) has taken the second position at the Clasica San Sebastian after winning the sprint in the reduced pack.

The Belgian rider managed to stay with the peloton throughout the tough course of the Spanish one-day race. He kept the rhythm of the pack after Remco Evenepoel launched an attack and couldn't catch young talent, but Van Avermaet was strong and fast enough to win the sprint of the pack at the finish line.

"I am happy with how the race went today," the Olympic champion commented. "I think I did the race that I had to do which was to try to survive on the climbs and then do a good sprint at the end of the day so, I think that worked out pretty well. The new steep climb was hard but I was able to survive it and I managed the race well, I was always in a good position and finished it off with second place which is a really good result at San Sebastián. Of course, winning is always better but, I think to take something out of the race in these circumstances and to be on the podium of a WorldTour race is always good."

"Sprinting after a long and hard race has always been one of my strong points. It's not come out as many times as I would have liked so far this year but, I still believe in it and I think that is also one of my strengths as a rider. Today, I was really counting on my sprint and we saw that I was able to have a good one at the end. While my sprint today wasn't for first, it is important to always race for the best result possible."




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