Van Avermaet takes confidence from E3 BinckBank

Wout Van Aert and Greg Van Avermaet in a split

Greg Van Avermaet ( CCC Team ) finished in third place in the E3 BinckBank Classic on Friday afternoon. In the five-man sprint in Harelbeke, Van Avermaet didn't have enough left in the tank to hold off eventual winner Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). It'll be a morale-boosting performance for Van Avermaet and his CCC team ahead of the upcoming series of races: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and Amstel Gold Race. After a disappointing performance in Milano-San Remo where he was unable to feature in the decisive move on the Poggio, Van Avermaet was too disappointed to talk with the media straight after the race, in contrast to his usual availability. Straight away, question marks were raised in the Flemish media and possibly, Van Avermaet had some doubts, too. With a good performance in the E3 BinckBank Classic, Van Avermaet ...

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