Van Avermaet skips Dwars door Vlaanderen to rest up for Tour of Flanders

Greg Van Avermaet (Team CCC) drops back to the team car in Tirreno.

CCC Team have confirmed that team leader Greg Van Avermaet will skip Wednesday's Dwars door Vlaanderen in order to recover fully ahead of this Sunday's all important Tour of Flanders . With both the E3 BinckBank Classic last Friday and the past weekend's Gent-Wevelgem having been considered particularly demanding, Van Avermaet will use the break to rest and train, and will be replaced at Dwars door Vlaanderen by Nathan Van Hooydonck . "The E3 BinckBank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem were two very demanding races so, in order to optimise his recovery, we decided, together with Greg, that he will not race Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday," CCC Team sports director Fabio Baldato said. "With Greg out, it presents an opportunity for the other riders to have the freedom to go for a result and do one final race before Sunday. "Michael Schär, Gijs Van Hoecke and Nathan Van Hooydonck all have ...

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