Van Avermaet turns to Amstel Gold after Paris-Roubaix loss

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) sprints for 4th  at 2018 Paris-Roubaix)

Sitting in the grass on the inside of the Roubaix velodrome shortly after finishing Paris-Roubaix , the difference to the situation one year earlier was huge. In 2017, Greg Van Avermaet ( BMC ) managed an incredible series of victories at the spring Classics, winning the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix. This time around Van Avermaet has had just one podium result in Harelbeke amidst a string of strong performances. "I felt good, and I'm happy with my race," Van Avermaet said in what was his first reaction. Later, when glancing back on his spring Classics season, he explained how he was feeling. "You might think that I'm disappointed with my spring Classics season, but that's not the case. I rode the finale in every race. I was always in the first group. I was always in the group with riders who want to make the race. ...

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