Van Avermaet Headlines Tour of Oman Team10. February 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Greg Van Avermaet returns to the start line at the Tour of Oman next week, where he will be looking for stage wins at the six-day race.
Van Avermaet is backed by a strong team and collectively the riders will look for different opportunities, BMC Racing Team Sports Director Valerio Piva said.
“The Tour of Oman is traditionally a tough race and this year the level of competition is high, so we’re expecting a good race. We know that Greg is in good form and motivated, and we also have an ambitious team to support him, including riders like Martin Elmiger and Kilian Frankiny who not only race for the first time this season but make their debut with BMC Racing Team,” Piva explained.
Having narrowly missed a stage win in 2016, Van Avermaet is motivated to continue his good start to the season.
“The 2017 season has already started win a win and time in the yellow jersey in Valencia, so I’m looking forward to continuing my season at the Tour of Oman. It’s a hard race but my form is good, so I’ll be on the look out for stage wins where possible,” Van Avermaet said.
The Tour of Oman will be Van Avermaet’s last race before the Classics season gets underway in Europe.
Tour of Oman (14-19 February)
Rider roster: Jempy Drucker (LUX), Martin Elmiger (SUI), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Ben Hermans (BEL), Stefan Küng (SUI), Daniel Oss (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).
Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Jackson Stewart (USA)