Van Avermaet to Headline Bretagne Classic Ouest-France Line-Up24. August 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
UCI WorldTour one-day racing continues for BMC Racing Team in France this weekend with Greg Van Avermaet headlining a strong roster for Bretagne Classic Ouest-France on Sunday (27 August).
Sports Director Valerio Piva thinks BMC Racing Team is lining up with a team capable of racing aggressively in Brittany.
“Bretagne Classic Ouest-France is another UCI WorldTour race, and so with points on the line, and Greg Van Avermaet leading the individual rankings, we will be going in with him as our leader. Normally this race comes down to a bunch sprint and, while there is a climb with 3km to go, it is not really enough to split the group, but we will go there for Greg and try to do everything we can to help him arrive in the best position. We also have riders like Silvan Dillier and Dylan Teuns who can make a move on the circuit and make the race hard. We need to ride aggressively, and I think we have a team capable of being in every move, so we will see how we arrive at the final,” Piva said.
Van Avermaet is looking for an opportunity to secure more UCI WorldTour points at Bretagne Classic Ouest-France.
“I was feeling good last weekend in Hamburg, and the whole team did a great job to put me in a good position. Once again, we have a strong team lining up, and I am feeling confident heading into the race. This is another race where it is difficult to stay away in the final but my shape is where I want it to be and it would be good if I can finish with a top ten result,” Van Avermaet explained.
Bretagne Classic Ouest-France (27 August)
Rider Roster: Silvan Dillier (SUI), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Michael Schär (SUI), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL)