Van Avermaet Looking to Repeat Success in Quebec and Montreal4. September 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Greg Van Avermaet returns to Canadian soil this week looking to repeat his previous success at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal.
Van Avermaet, who claimed the win in Montreal in 2016 and has been on the podium five times in Quebec and Montreal, highlighted the two races as one of his biggest goals in the second part of the season.
“I always love racing in Canada, especially because the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Montreal are two races that really suit me. I have raced well in the past and I’m hoping to return to the podium again this year,” Van Avermaet said.
“The circuit in both races is not easy, which is better for me because I always have a better sprint after a long, hard race. I’ve had a good rest after the Binck Bank Tour and I’m looking forward to getting back into racing this week.”
Sports Director Fabio Baldato said Van Avermaet’s six teammates will be dedicated to helping the Belgian get a good result.
“We have a strong team lining up in Canada this week. Obviously Greg is a former winner in Montreal, as is Simon Gerrans who has won in Quebec twice and once in Montreal. The team will work hard to get a good result for Greg at both races, but we also have options depending on how the races play out. Damiano Caruso is coming in with good form and he can be a second option in Montreal,” Baldato explained.
GP Cycliste de Quebec / GP Cycliste de Montreal (7 and 9 September)
Rider roster: Damiano Caruso (ITA), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Simon Gerrans (AUS), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI).
Sports Director: Fabio Baldato (ITA)