We know from the outpouring of messages of support from our fans around the world that no one wanted to see our riders go down like they did at Ronde van Vlaanderen.
Greg Van Avermaet has been forced to withdraw from E3 Harelbeke on the morning of the race due to illness.
Every year we catch-up with Greg Van Avermaet at the BMC training camp in Spain and this past year was up and down for the man from Lokeren. Lots of podium places, a doping scandal, a new baby and a Tour de France stage win, plenty to talk about.
The BMC Racing Team and Greg Van Avermaet announced Thursday that they are pleased with the decision of the Belgian Cycling Federation, Koninklijke Belgische Wielrijdersbond, to absolve Van Avermaet of any wrongdoing in connection with its investigation of Dr. Chris Mertens.
Rider Interview: Greg Van Avermaet has come so close to the big win in the cobbled Classics, will this be his year? We caught up with the non-beer drinking Belgian at the BMC training camp to talk Classics, cobbles, Tour, beer and Yorkshire!
Greg Van Avermaet Interview: Greg Van Avermaet might have been the second man in the Classics for BMC, but over the years he has proved that he can be successful from February to September. This year he will be the main man in his home Flemish Classics for the Swiss bike manufacturer. We sat down with Greg when he was training in Spain to hear his plans for 2014.
BMC Racing Team's Philippe Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet headline the squad's roster for Ronde van België (Tour of Belgium). Gilbert is a past winner (2011), while Van Avermaet has twice finished runner-up (2008 and 2011) for the five-day race that begins Wednesday.