Van Avermaet: I Might Not Win A Classic This Season But I Have No Regrets
For CCC Team 's Greg Van Avermaet , there's very little between success and failure when it comes to the Classics. A third place here, a rousing ride up the Kwaremont there; they ultimately mean little for a rider who defines his entire career by the number of Monument wins they can look back on upon retiring. At present, Van Avermaet's tally stands at one, with a cobblestone from the 2017 edition of Paris-Roubaix nestled nicely on his mantlepiece. It's a meagre tally, some might say, given his diverse talents and years of service to the one-day cause, yet the 33-year-old remains relaxed ahead of this Sunday's 'Hell of the North' – his last cobbled appointment of the 2019 campaign. "I'm confident that I can win," Van Avermaet said as he pulled to a standstill at the Roubaix velodrome after a recon ride on Friday. "I'm at the right level, ...
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