Tour De France: Van Avermaet Aiming For Yellow Jersey In First Week

Greg Van Avermaet ahead of the 2019 Tour de France in Brussels

In stark contrast to previous years, the team of Jim Ochowicz enters the Tour de France without the ambition to win the overall title. The former BMC Racing team, now CCC Team , arrived in the start town of Brussels without a GC rider. Instead, their biggest star is Belgian Greg Van Avermaet , who will lead the quest for stage wins and hopes for another spell in the yellow jersey. At the beginning of the team’s press conference in Brussels Expo on Friday morning, Ochowicz emphasised that simply being there wasn't a given, one year ago, when the hunt for a new sponsor was still not bearing fruit. "It’s been a great year, for all of us to be able to sit here and talk about the 2019 Tour de France. This is our 10th Tour de France as a team. It’s exciting. Our service course is in Belgium, ...

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