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Greg Van Avermaet

Belgium
32 Age 2011 With BMC since

Specialties and Strengths: One-day Classics, sprinting

Full name
Greg Van Avermaet
Pro since
2007
Date of birth
May 17, 1985
Place of birth
Lokeren, Belgium
Residence
Dendermonde, Belgium
Height
5 ft 11 inch / 181 cm
Weight
163 lbs / 74 kg

Rider profile

From Golden Greg to Monument Man! Greg Van Avermaet has shown he is at the best point in his career taking his total number of wins up to an incredible 34 in 2017, including his first Monument title at Paris-Roubaix, as well as being crowned winner of the 2017 UCI Men’s WorldTour Classification. 

The Belgian rider kicked off his seventh season with BMC Racing Team in spectacular style by taking a second consecutive win at the first Classic of the year, Omloop Het Nieuwslblad. His podium finishes didn’t stop there with impressive victories at Record Bank E3 Harelbeke and Gent – Wevelgem in Flanders Fields plus three hard-fought second places at Strade Bianche, Ronde van Vlaanderen and Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec. 

Van Avermaet’s dream of winning a Monument came true when he raised his arms to celebrate crossing the finish line first at Paris-Roubaix. His determination to win was evident when he entered the iconic velodrome as part of the leading group, and he didn’t to let the opportunity pass him by, sprinting to take the honors in a thrilling win.

Later in the season, Van Avermaet secured two stage wins and the overall win at the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg. 

2016 marked a turning point for the Van Avermaet, after many near misses the previous season. Two of his most memorable wins of the year saw him secure Olympic gold in spectacular fashion and claim stage 5 of the Tour de France, taking the leader’s yellow jersey in the process, a jersey he would wear for three stages.

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Results

2017

2nd Overall, Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec
3rd Stage 5, Binck Bank Tour
8th Overall, Classica Ciclista San Sebastian
4th Stage 16, Tour de France
2nd Stage 14, Tour de France
4th Stage 3, Tour de France
1st General Classification, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 4, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 2, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
1st Overall, Paris – Roubaix
2nd Overall, Ronde van Vlaanderen
1st Overall, Gent – Wevelgem in Flanders Fields
1st Overall, Record Bank E3 Harelbeke
1st Stage 1 TTT (BMC Racing Team), Tirreno-Adriatico
2nd Overall, Strade Bianche
1st Overall, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite – Belgium
1st Stage 1 Team Time Trial (BMC Racing Team), Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

2016

10th Overall, World Championship Road Race
4th General Classification, Eneco Tour
1st Stage 5 TTT (BMC Racing Team), Eneco Tour
1st Overall, GP Cyclistes de Montréal
2nd Overall, GP Cycliste de Québec
1st Overall, Olympic Games Rio (Road Race)
1st Stage 5, Tour de France
3rd Road Race, Belgian National Championships
1st Overall, Gullegem Koerse
2nd Stage 4, AMGEN Tour of California
1st General Classification, Tirreno - Adriatico
1st Stage 6, Tirreno - Adriatico
1st Stage 1: TTT (BMC Racing Team), Tirreno - Adriatico
1st General Classification, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

2015

3rd Paris-Tours
10th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
5th Vattenfall Cyclassics Hamburg
4th Stage 7, Eneco Tour
2nd Overall, Eneco Tour
2nd Stage 6, Eneco Tour
6th Stage 4, Eneco Tour
1st Stage 13, Tour de France
1st Stage 9 (TTT), Tour de France
1st Team Time Trail (BMC Racing Team), Tour de France
4th Stage 4, Tour de France
3rd Belgium Road Race, Nationals EU
4th Stage 7, Tour de Suisse
3rd Stage 4, Tour de Suisse
1st Overall, Baloise Belgium Tour
1st Stage 4, Baloise Belgium Tour
2nd Stage 3, Tour de Yorkshire
3rd Paris-Roubaix
3rd Ronde van Vlaanderen
1st Stage 3, Tirreno-Adriatico
3rd Prologue, Tirreno-Adriatico
2nd Strade Bianche
6th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
3rd Stage 2, Tour of Oman
5th Overall, Tour of Qatar
9th Stage 5, Tour of Qatar
3rd Stage 2, Tour of Qatar

2014

1st GP de Wallonie (BEL)
1st Stage 5, Eneco Tour of Benelux (BEL)
1st Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem (BEL)
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (BEL)
2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen (BEL)
2nd Stage 2, Tour de France (FRA)

2013

1st overall, Tour de Wallonie (BEL)

1th Stages 3 and 5, Tour de Wallonie (BEL)
1st Stage 1, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA)

2nd Stage 3, Tour of Oman (OMA)

3rd Gent-Wevelgem (BEL)

3rd Grand Prix de Québec (CAN)

3rd Binche-Chimay-Binche (BEL)

4th Paris-Roubaix (FRA)

2012

2nd GP Cycliste de Quebec (CAN) 

2nd GP Wallonie (BEL) 

4th Stage 6, Tour of Poland (POL) 

5th Stage 1, Amgen Tour of California (USA) 

6th Stage 2 and 6, Amgen Tour of California (USA) 

6th Paris-Tours (FRA)
7th Overall, Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal
2nd Overall, Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec
10th Overall, Bretagne Classic – Ouest France
7th Stage 7, Binck Bank Tour
4th General Classification, Binck Bank Tour
4th Stage 6, Binck Bank Tour
3rd Stage 5, Binck Bank Tour
8th Overall, Classica Ciclista San Sebastian
4th Stage 16, Tour de France
2nd Stage 14, Tour de France
4th Stage 3, Tour de France
1st General Classification, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 4, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
1st Points Classification, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
2nd Stage 3, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 2, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
4th Stage 1, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
2nd Prologue, Skoda Tour de Luxembourg
1st Overall, Paris – Roubaix
2nd Overall, Ronde van Vlaanderen
1st Overall, Gent – Wevelgem in Flanders Fields
1st Overall, Record Bank E3 Harelbeke
4th Stage 2, Tirreno-Adriatico
1st Stage 1 TTT (BMC Racing Team), Tirreno-Adriatico
2nd Overall, Strade Bianche
7th Overall, Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne – Belgium
1st Overall, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite – Belgium
3rd Stage 4, Tour of Oman
9th Stage 2, Tour of Oman
9th Stage 3, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
8th Stage 2, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st Stage 1 Team Time Trial (BMC Racing Team), Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
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