Greg Van Avermaet

 

Belgian – Classics rider
Date and place of birth: May 17th, 1985 in Lokeren (Belgium)
Height: 1m81 / Weight: 74 kg
Turned pro in 2007
In the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since 2021
Professional wins : 41

 

 

Q&A

  • Your nickname: GVA
  • A sentence you like: “Never give up”
  • Your favorite race: Tour of Flanders
  • Your best memory on bike: Olympic Games 2016 in Rio
  • Your worst memory on bike: my crash in the Tour of Flanders 2016
  • Where you start cycling: at 18 in Belgium
  • Your hobbies: soccer and other sports, ride in a Vespa, coffee, go to restaurant
  • Music you prefer: classic rock (60-00), Kleinkunst (flamish)
  • If you were a movie: Gladiator
  • If you were a dish: pasta, italian food in general
  • If you were a celebrity: a football player (a goalkeeper as Thibaut Courtois)
  • If you were not a cyclist, what could be your job?: sportmen in general. Help people to perform better.
  • What is precious for you above all: honesty
  • Your qualities: disciplined
  • Your faults: headstrong

 

HIGHLIGHTS

2022 (AG2R CITROËN TEAM)

  • 3rd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
  • 5th Tour du Finistère
  • 5th overall, Ethias-Tour de Wallonie / 7th and 8th on stages
  • 9th on a stage, Etoile de Bessèges-Tour du Gard

2021 (AG2R CITROËN TEAM)

  • 2nd on a stage, Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
  • 3rd Ronde Van Vlaanderen
  • 4th on stages, Etoile de Bessèges / 7th overall
  • 5th and 8th on stages, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • 6th E3 Saxo Bank Classic

2020 (CCC Team)

  • 2nd overall, VOO-Tour de Wallonie / 3rd on a stage
  • 3rd Gran Trittico Lombardo
  • 3rd and 4th on stages, Tour de France
  • 8th Milano-Sanremo

2019 (CCC Team)

  • Stage winner, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
  • Stage winner, Tour de Yorkshire / 2nd overall
  • Winner G.P. Cycliste de Montréal
  • 2nd Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián

2018 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Stage winner, Tour de France
  • Stage winner, Tour of Oman
  • Overall winner, Tour de Yorkshire

2017 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Winner Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
  • Winner Record Bank E3 Harelbeke
  • Winner Gent-Wevelgem
  • Winner Paris-Roubaix
  • Overall and two stages winner, Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg
  • 2nd Strade Bianche
  • 2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen

2016 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Olympic road race champion
  • Winner Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
  • Overall winner, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • Stage winner, Tour de France
  • Winner G.P. Cycliste de Montréal

2015 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Stage winner, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • Overall and stage winner, Baloise Belgium Tour
  • Two stages winner, Tour de France

2014 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Winner G.P. de Wallonie
  • Winner Primus Classic Impanis – Van Petegem
  • Stage winner, Eneco Tour
  • 2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen

2013 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Overall and two stages winner, Tour de Wallonie
  • Stage winner, The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah

2011 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Stage winner, Int. Osterreich-Rundfahrt – Tour of Austria
  • Overall and stage winner, Tour de Wallonie
  • Winner Paris-Tours

2008 (Silence-Lotto)

  • Stage winner, Vuelta a España
  • Stage winner, Tour de Belgique
  • Overall winner, Tour de Wallonie / 2nd on stages
  • Stage winner, Tour de l’Ain

2007 (Predictor-Lotto)

  • Stage winner, Tour of Qatar
  • Stage winner, Tour de Wallonie
  • Winner Rund um die Hainleite
  • Winner Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen