BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet, a past winner of the Tour de Wallonie, likes what he sees in a review of the course and stages for the five-day race that begins Saturday.
Tour de Wallonie (Belgium)
Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team has officially announced the squad that will be participating in the Tour de Wallonie, a 936.8km stage race from July 20th to July 24th.
The final stage in the Tour de Wallonie took the riders from Soignies to Thuin. It was 144,7 km long and in the final the Mur de Thuin (380 m and 9% average) had to be climbed twice. The victory was for Greg Van Avermaet who’s also the overall winner.
While the closing weekend of the Tour de France is coming up another tour begins in Belgium: the Tour de Wallonie. On Saturday the 20th of July the riders set off in Ans from where they cross the five regions of Wallonia in five stages. They arrive on Wednesday the 24th of July in Thuin.
Past world road champion Philippe Gilbert will not start the Tour de Wallonie after coming down with a fever, BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said Friday.
July 25, 2013 - You are probably suffering from post-Tour withdrawal symptoms, but not to worry; EuroTrash is here to get you back into the real world. Greg Van Avermaet has won the Tour de Wallonie and it didn’t take long for Chris Froome to get his first post-Tour win. Lots of video, results and talk to get you to the weekend in EuroTrash Thursday. Coffee anyone?
July 22, 2013 - Chris Froome has his Tour de France win at last, maybe a year late, but he has it, better still he won an aggressive and exciting Tour. We have all the video, results and race quotes from the final days, throw in some funny stuff, the Tour de Wallonie and the Thüringen Rundfahrt to give us a full EuroTrash Monday. Don’t worry it’s La Vuelta a España soon, café con leche?
Despite racing in the Tour de France, the Belkin Pro Cycling Team will also be active in another event. While the riders in black, white and green finish the French Grand Tour another Belkin squad rides its bikes in southern Belgium in the Tour de Wallonia, July 20 to 24.