Greg Van Avermaet start next week Wednesday in its first game of the season, the Tour of Valencia (2.1). “A good feeling during the races prevails,” says the 32-year-old BMC rider.
The olympic champion is in the five-day stage race wegkapitein of BMC. Just like last year, his first race of the season the Tour of Valencia.
“I feel pretty good and am pleased with my winter”, explains the Team, that last year in the Tour of Valencia, in the third and fourth stage the leader’s jersey wore. “We have trained hard in Spain. I am glad that I finally got my efforts on training can be tested in the contest. Everyone always looks forward to the first race of the season. With regards to myself, prevails a good feeling during the races. I’m not necessarily for a result. My goals are later in the season. Sometimes it is a good feeling, for example, during a climb it’s best that you get out of a course can get. I hope the Tour of Valencia, to end with such a feeling.”
BMC is aiming in the Tour of Valencia, not only on the team time trial, said sports director Valerio Piva. “Just like last year, we want to win. But we also want a individual stage suits. We have Greg Van Avermaet, who are our wegkapitein, and Jürgen Roelandts in the case of a sprint. There is a finish line after a short climb, that will be important for the position. Brent Bookwalter and Kilian Frankiny our protected riders, both of them are in good shape and can climb.”
In addition to Van Avermaet, Roelandts, Bookwalter and Frankiny include Alessandro De Marchi, Stefan Küng and Michael Schär to the BMC team for the Tour of Valencia.