Van Avermaet: "The World Cup may be my last chance"

At 34, Van Avermaet is aware that he has few opportunities to get a gold in the World Road. Hope to do it in Yorkshire.


No is the best season of Greg van Avermaet. The Olympic champion is going through a small crisis of results, above all, taking as a reference the poca competitive time of the Belgian in the spring classic, terrain where better has yielded historically.

But the Belgian has clear what is the ideal scenario for him in what remains of the calendar. It is the world en route, which will be played at the end of the year in Yorkshire. Precisely in the Tour of Yorkshire is where Van Avermaet is this week to recognize the terrain of the online event, a world-class gold that to date has been He has resisted the versatile runner of the set CCC.

A his 34 years, Van Avermaet is aware that he has few opportunities to achieve this challenge, and he explained it to Cyclingnews: "It is probably one of the last opportunities for me. We still have Belgium, but this is perhaps one of the best for me, Richmond in 2015 was also good and I liked it a lot This circuit is a bit less hard than Richmond, but it is demanding and the first part is also difficult with some long climbs, however, this circuit is going to be demanding because you constantly have to get out of the corners fast and almost all of the corners feel as if they are uphill. That makes it difficult to adjust and, after 1111 miles, everyone will be very tired. Maybe there is a big enough group yet, but everyone will be tired. "

With regard to weather conditions, Van Avermaet talked about lluvia as a factor that can be decisive: "The rain in this field is going to be a big change. It's going to be like Glasgow, where the European Championships were held last year. We will have to stay ahead and this fits to the classics, but also to some of the good sprinters. Men like Mark Cavendish will have to spend a very good day, although with him you never know. I think it's more conducive to strong sprinters like Trentin, who can survive a climb. "Van Avermaet's last train passes Yorkshire ...



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