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Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)

Turned pro

2007

Date of birth

May 17, 1985

Place of birth

Lokeren, Belgium

Country

Belgium

Residence

Dendermonde, Belgium

Height

5 ft 11 inch / 181 cm

Weight

163 lbs / 74 kg

Website

gregvanavermaet.be


Bio snapshot

Runner-up to Ian Stannard (Team Sky) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad ... 2013: Scored four victories – two stages and the overall at the Tour de Wallonie and the opening stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah – among a team-best 17 top-five results ... Finished team-best fourth-place at Paris-Roubaix … Helped Tejay van Garderen win the overall and the team classification at USA Pro Challenge ... Registered five runner-up results, including Stage 1 of USA Pro Challenge ... After winning Stage 1, was runner-up on the next three while leading the sprint competition for four days at Tour of Utah ... Matched career-best spring classic result with third at Gent-Wevelgem ... Runner-up on Tour of Oman Stage 3 and part of squad that won the team classification ... Helped win team time trial and team classification at Tour of Qatar ... 2012: Top 10 finishes included runner-up in GP Cycliste de Quebec and GP Wallonie and on Stage 1 of Volta ao Algarve, fourth at the Tour of Flanders and fourth on Stage 6 of Tour de Pologne ... Represented Belgium in Olympic road race in London ... 2011: Breakout season included victories at Paris-Tours, stage win and overall at Tour de Wallonie and stage win and points classification at Tour of Austria … Runner-up at Tour of Belgium and Giro del Piemonte were among 26 top 10 finishes… Scored one stage win and won points classification at 2008 Vuelta a España.

Specialties and Strengths

One-day classics, sprinting

greg's latest pictures

Top 10 results 2014

April 6

Ronde van Vlaanderen

2nd

March 28

E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke

10th

March 13

Paris-Nice, Stage 5

8th

March 1

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

2nd

Career Highlights

2013

1st overall, Tour de Wallonie (BEL)
1st, Stages 3 and 5, Tour de Wallonie (BEL)
1st, Stage 1, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (USA)
2nd, Stage 3, Tour of Oman (OMA)
3rd, Gent-Wevelgem (BEL)
3rd, Grand Prix de Québec (CAN)
3rd, Binche-Chimay-Binche (BEL)
4th, Paris-Roubaix (FRA)

2012

2nd, GP Cycliste de Quebec (CAN) 
2nd, GP Wallonie (BEL) 
4th, Stage 6, Tour of Poland (POL) 
5th, Stage 1, Amgen Tour of California (USA) 
6th, Stage 2 and 6, Amgen Tour of California (USA) 
6th, Paris-Tours (FRA) 

2011

1st, Paris-Tours (FRA)
1st overall, Tour de Wallonie (BEL)
1st, Stage 6 and points classification, Tour of Austria (AUT)
2nd, Tour of Belgium (BEL)
2nd, Giro del Piemonte (ITA)