Greg Van Avermaet

 

Belgian – Classics rider
Date and place of birth : May 17th, 1985 in Lokeren (Belgium)
Height : 1m81 / Weight : 74 kg
Turned pro in 2007
In the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since 2021
Professional wins : 41

 

 

Q&A

  • Your nickname: GVA
  • A sentence you like: “Never give up”
  • Your favorite race: Tour of Flanders
  • Your best memory on bike: Olympic Games 2016 in Rio
  • Your worst memory on bike: my crash in the Tour of Flanders 2016
  • Where you start cycling: at 18 in Belgium
  • Your hobbies: soccer and other sports, ride in a Vespa, coffee, go to restaurant
  • Music you prefer: Classic rock (60-00), Kleinkunst (flamish)
  • If you were a movie: Gladiator
  • If you were a dish: pasta, italian food in general
  • If you were a celebrity: a football player (a goalkeeper as Thibaut Courtois)
  • If you were not a cyclist, what could be your job?: sportmen in general. Help people to perform better
  • What is precious for you above all: honesty
  • Your qualities: disciplined
  • Your faults: headstrong

 

HIGHLIGHTS

2021 (AG2R CITROËN TEAM)

  • 2nd on a stage, Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
  • 4th on stages, Etoile de Bessèges / 7th overall
  • 5th and 8th on stages, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • 8th Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

2020

  • 2nd overall, VOO-Tour de Wallonie / 3rd on a stage
  • 3rd Gran Trittico Lombardo
  • 3rd and 4th on stages, Tour de France
  • 8th Milano-San remo

2019 (CCC Team)

  • Stage winner, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
  • Stage winner, Tour de Yorkshire / 2nd overall
  • Winner, G.P. Cycliste de Montréal
  • 2nd, Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián

2018

  • Stage winner, Tour de France
  • Stage winner, Tour d’Oman
  • Overall winner, Tour de Yorkshire

2017

  • Winner, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
  • Winner, Record Bank E3 Harelbeke
  • Winner, Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Field
  • Winner, Paris-Roubaix
  • Winner, Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg / Vainqueur de deux étapes
  • 2nd Strade Bianche
  • 2nd Tour des Flandres

2016

  • Olympic Road Race Champion
  • Winner, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
  • Winner, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • Stage winner, Tour de France
  • Winner, G.P. Cycliste de Montréal

2015

  • Stage winner, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • SOverall and stage winner, Baloise Belgium Tour
  • STwo stages winner, Tour de France

2014

  • Winner, G.P. de Wallonie
  • Stage winner, Primus Classic Impanis – Van Petegem
  • Stage winner, Eneco Tour
  • 2nd Tour des Flandres

2013

  • Overall and two stages winner, Tour de Wallonie
  • Stage winner, The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah

2012

  • 2nd on a stage, Volta ao Algarve
  • 2nd G.P. de Wallonie
  • 5th Flèche Brabançonne

2011 (BMC Racing Team)

  • Stage winner, Int. Osterreich-Rundfahrt
  • Overall and stage winner, Tour de Wallonie
  • Winner, Paris-Tours

2010 (Omega Pharma-Lotto)

  • 2nd on a stage, Tour de l’Ain
  • 3rd on a stage, Tour de Suisse
  • 3rd on two stages, Vuelta a España

2009

  • 2nd on a stage, Volta ao Algarve
  • 2nd on a stage, Tour de l’Ain
  • 2nd on a stage, Tour de Belgique

2008 (Silence-Lotto)

  • Stage winner, Vuelta a España
  • Stage winner, Tour de Belgique
  • Overall winner, Tour de Wallonie / 2nd on two stages
  • Vainqueur d’une étape du Tour de l’Ain

2007 (Predictor-Lotto)

  • Stage winner, Tour of Qatar
  • Stage winner, Tour de Wallonie
  • Winner, Rund um die Hainleite
  • Winner, Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen