Greg Van Avermaet tops UCI One-Day Race Ranking: I'm motivated to continue like this in 2020
Oct 24 2019 04:50 am CET

Greg Van Avermaet tops UCI One-Day Race Ranking: I'm motivated to continue like this in 2020
Greg Van Avermaet tops UCI One-Day Race Ranking: I'm motivated to continue like this in 2020
Greg Van Avermaet © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) has finished his season at the top of the UCI One Day Race World Ranking.

The Olympic champion accumulated 2350 points in 15 races throughout the season, where he took a victory in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal and achieved podium places at four WorldTour one-day races.

"I've always said that I am not a rider who wins twenty races a year but I am always up there in every race and hopefully, I can get a few really nice wins throughout the year," said the Belgian. "I missed a big win during the Classics this year which was disappointing but these are really hard races to win and it's not enough to just have the legs, you also need everything to go right and a bit of luck.

"I think if I had won one of the Classics, my season would look very different. That's why I was so happy to win in Montreal. After coming close to a big win throughout the year, it was a good reminder that I'm still capable of winning."

Van Avermaet finished in the second position of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Clasica San Sebastian, and in the third place of the E3 BinckBank Classic and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec. "I'm happy to finish the season at the top of the UCI One Day Race World Ranking," he commented.

"I think it shows what kind of rider I am and my ability to contest most of the one-day races in the calendar. I'm motivated to continue like this in 2020 and convert some of those podium places into victories."
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