Greg Van Avermaet before the start of Trittico Lombardo: “Feel …


Two days after the Strade Bianche, the race is again in Italy today. During the Gran Trittico Lombardo (Pro Series), it is looking forward from Belgian corner to Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet, but he starts with question marks. “The course suits me, but maybe I have not recovered from Saturday yet,” said the East-Flemish before the start at VTM.

Van Avermaet finished eighth in the Strade Bianche on Saturday, but did not feel too well after the game. That said the 35-year-old East Fleming of the CCC Team before the start in Legnano. “I felt very bad after the race on Saturday. I also did not sleep well afterwards. Kind of like a solar stroke or something. The heat was a tough game. I had to recover from that. Yesterday I took a rest day. Maybe I haven’t recovered from the Strade today. Fortunately it is not so hot now. ”

The Gran Trittico Lombardo is a combination of three autumn races that cannot go through due to the corona crisis: the Tre Valli Varesine, Coppa Bernocchi and Coppa Agostoni. The hilly final in Varese must be Van Avermaet. “It is a nice match with a nice final, like you always have in Italy. The course suits me, but it remains to be seen how I recovered from Saturday. Today I mainly start as a good training, but hope to be there if something happens. See how the legs feel. ”

The first monument of this strange season is on the agenda with Milan-Sanremo this Saturday. In the run-up to the classic, Van Avermaet normally fits for Milan-Turin, a sprinters race, on Wednesday. “I don’t really like that course. I put everything on Saturday. We are going to explore Sanremo, because the course has changed. ” (belga)


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