Van Avermaet Back in Action at Primus Classic13. September 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
After a successful hit out in Canada, Greg Van Avermaet will return to the start line this Saturday at the one-day Primus Classic race in Belgium.
Van Avermaet will be joined by Jempy Drucker and Jürgen Roelandts to give the team multiple options, Sports Director Valerio Piva said.
“We know that Greg Van Avermaet is in top shape after racing in Canada so he will go in as one of the favorites and our primary leader for Primus Classic. We also have Jempy Drucker, who was second last year, and Jürgen Roelandts so we can race aggressively on Saturday. Tactically, we can be strong as we have riders to cover difference race scenarios,” Piva explained.
“The course is the same as last year with the start in Brakel and the finish in Haacht. Although the final kilometers are flat, there are quite a few climbs in the race so anything can happen. We have a strong team to support Greg, Jempy and Jürgen so we hope for a good result on Saturday.”
Van Avermaet, who won in 2014, is looking forward to racing on home soil for the last time this season. “I was feeling good in Canada and I have recovered well so I’m glad to race again this Saturday at Primus Classic. This will be my last race before I head to Austria for the World Championships so it will be a good opportunity to get another race day in my legs,” Van Avermaet said.
“We have a strong team and I hope to be up there in the finale. I think we have a few options so between the seven of us, we can be in the right moves depending on how the race goes. It is always nice to race on home roads in Belgium so it will be nice to race there one more time this season.”
Primus Classic (15 September)
Rider roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Jürgen Roelandts (BEL), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI).
Sports Director: Valerio Piva (ITA)