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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

Took first career victory at Grand Prix de Wallonie by attacking out of a small group ... Finished fifth and seventh, respectively, at Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec City and Montréal ... Soloed to first victory of season on Stage 5 at Eneco Tour of Benelux ... Compiled five top 10 finishes – including runner-up on Stage 2 – in finishing 38th at Tour de France ... Also runner-up at at Ronde van Vlaanderen and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad ... Placed third on Stage 9 at the Tour de France and Stage 5 at Baloise Belgium Tour ... 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

Top 10 results 2014

Sept. 17

GP de Wallonie

1st

Sept. 14

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

7th

Sept. 12

Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

5th

Aug. 17

Eneco Tour of Benelux, Final Overall Standings

5th

Aug. 16

Eneco Tour of Benelux, Stage 6

3rd

Aug. 15

Eneco Tour of Benelux, Stage 5

1st

Aug. 2

Clasica San Sebastiàn

8th

July 22

Tour de France, Stage 16

6th

July 16

Tour de France, Stage 11

7th

July 13

Tour de France, Stage 9

3rd

July 11

Tour de France, Stage 7

10th

July 6

Tour de France, Stage 2

2nd

June 29

Belgian National Road Race

9th

June 1

Baloise Belgium Tour, Stage 5

3rd

May 31

Baloise Belgium Tour, Stage 4

9th

May 16

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 5

8th

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)