Greg Van Avermaet to lead CCC Team at BinckBank Tour
Aug 10 2019 08:18 pm CET

Greg Van Avermaet to lead CCC Team at BinckBank Tour
Greg Van Avermaet to lead CCC Team at BinckBank Tour
Greg Van Avermaet © Mary Cárdenas /

Greg Van Avermaet is set to lead CCC Team at the BinckBank Tour, a seven-day race that will take place in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The Olympic champion will be supported by a strong and well-rounded group of riders that can also fight for their own chances. "We will have the same objective as we have had at previous editions of this race and that is to support Greg Van Avermaet," said sports director Valerio Piva.

"We saw at Clásica de San Sebastián that he came out of the Tour de France in good shape and so, naturally, he will be our leader and we will look to help him go for a good result overall. I think, like every year, the race will be decided on the stage to Geraardsbergen, and we know Greg performs well there, so that will be an important day together with the short time trial and also the stage in Houffalize."

Van Avermaet will target the General Classification after finishing the Tour de France with good legs. "Binck Bank Tour is a race that has always suited me in the past and is one that I always like coming back to," the Belgian commented. "I was happy with my performance in San Sebastián and I was able to show that I still have some strong form in my legs. Once again, my goal here will be to try to go for a good result in the General Classification.

"I think the stages in Houffalize and Geraardsbergen, as well as the short time trial, will be the most important and I am feeling really motivated. We will see how my body reacts but, overall, I think we have a strong team and I'm looking forward to the race ahead."

CCC Team's line-up for the BinckBank Tour (August 12-18):

Josef Cerny
Jakub Mareczko
Michael Schär
Greg Van Avermaet
Gijs Van Hoecke
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
Lukasz Wisniowski



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