Greg Van Avermaet

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Greg Van Avermaet
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Van Avermaet in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Greg Van Avermaet
Nickname Avi
Born (1985-05-17) 17 May 1985 (age 29)
Lokeren, Belgium
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist
Professional team(s)
2006
2007–2010
2011–
Bodysol-Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen
Predictor-Lotto
BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
Points classification (2008)
1 individual stage (2008)

Stage races

Tour de Wallonie (2011, 2013)

One-day races and Classics

Paris-Tours (2011)
Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (2007)
Infobox last updated on
28 March 2014

Greg Van Avermaet (born 17 May 1985) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for UCI ProTeam BMC Racing Team.[1]

In 2012, Avermaet came very close to winning the World Tour race Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec. He placed a strong attack in the steep Côte de la Montagne, with about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to cover and he was followed by Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE). The pair built a sizable gap with the peloton and contested the sprint where Gerrans prevailed.[2]

In 2013, Van Avermaet won the Flandrian of the Year award thanks to his consistency in high profile races.[3]

Palmarès[edit]

2006
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Kattekoers
2nd U-23 Paris–Tours
4th GP de Waregem
2007
1st Stage 5 Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 2 Tour de Wallonie
1st Rund und dem Hainleite-Erfurt
1st Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
3rd Ronde van het Groene Hart
3rd GP Briek Schotte
4th Grand Prix d'Isbergues - Pas de Calais
4th Nokere-Koerse
6th Halle-Ingooigem
8th Vattenfall Cyclassics
9th Overall Tour of Belgium
2008
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 9 Vuelta a España
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Tour of Qatar
3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
7th GP Ouest France- Plouay
7th GP Stad Zottegem
7th Overall Tour de Picardie
8th Tour of Flanders
2009
1st Heistse Pijl
4th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Halle-Ingooigem
4th National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour of Belgium
5th Grand Prix d'Isbergues - Pas de Calais
6th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens - Rondom Leuven
9th GP du Canton d'Argovie
2010
3rd Halle-Ingooigem
5th UCI Road World Championships
7th Gp Stad Zottegem
8th Brabantse Pijl
9th Overall Tour de L'Ain
2011
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 6 Tour of Austria
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Paris–Tours
2nd Gran Piemonte
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium
3rd Clásica de San Sebastián
4th Halle-Ingooigem
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Binche–Chimay–Binche
9th Milan – San Remo
9th Montepaschi Strade Bianche
2012
2nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
4th Tour of Flanders
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
5th Strade Bianche
5th Brabantse Pijl
6th Paris–Tours
8th Gran Piemonte
9th Trofeo Deià
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Stages 3 & 5
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1 Tour of Utah
3rd Gent–Wevelgem
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
3rd Binche–Chimay–Binche
4th Paris–Roubaix
4th Gullegem Koerse
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
6th Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
6th Strade Bianche
6th Brabantse Pijl
6th Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
7th Tour of Flanders
2014
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2nd Tour of Flanders
10th E3 Harelbeke
10th Overall Tour of Belgium

Grand Tour general classification results timeline:

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 89
red jersey Vuelta 66 49 83

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMC Racing Team (BMC) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gerrans wins GP de Quebec". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). 7 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Emil Axelgaard (18 October 2013). "Van Avermaet and Froome win 'Flandrian of the Year' award". cyclingquotes (CyclingQuotes.com 2013). Retrieved 23 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Greg Van Avermaet at Wikimedia Commons