Greg Van Avermaet is really the start of the Binck Bank Tour, which next Monday begins in the Netherlands, Bolsward. The leader of BMC had to let a hint of not meaning to have in the competition due to a less selective course.
Of the Team will travel Sunday night straight through from Glasgow where he is the EK trains. With a charter to Amsterdam is the combination between the two races still possible. “Greg is our leader and he will provide all the protection,” said directeur sportif Valerio Piva. “The EC makes sure that we have matters a little differently. Fortunately, the first stages just so Greg, what time to restore. Greg races like in San Sebastian he showed that the condition is good. I think that this form can continue until the end of the season.”
The competition this year is less heavy than the past years. “On paper, only the two slotetappes difficult,” says Piva. “The first focus is on the time trial on Tuesday. Won last year Stefan (Küng, red) and the time trial. He also gets a protected status, but we are convinced that Greg is an excellent time trial may drop. For the spurts we rely on Jempy Drucker.”
Also Van Avermaet has sense in it. “In the past was this contest to me always and it is always nice to own people to the races. The past two editions I finished each fourth and I want this year certainly do just as well. This year it will be different because I directly from the EK to start bagging. I will see how the body recovers.”
The selection: Greg Van Avermaet, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Loic Vliegen, Jempy Drucker, Stefan Küng, Miles Scotson and Fran Ventoso.