Greg Van Avermaet to retire at Paris-Tours
Greg Van Avermaet is retiring from cycling next week, he announced on Friday on social media. The Belgian has three races left before retirement: the Belgian gravel championships on Sunday, Binche-Chimay-Binche on Tuesday and Paris-Tours next Sunday.
The French classic will be his last race as a professional. "The end of the season (and my career) is around the corner," he wrote on X. A week after Paris-Tours, a farewell event called Goodbye Greg organised by his fans will take place in Dendermonde.
Van Avermaet, 38, announced at the beginning of May that this would be his last season. He has won 42 professional races, including Paris-Roubaix, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Prijs, Gent-Wevelgem, GP Montréal, Tirreno-Adriatico, two stages of the Tour de France and a stage of the Vuelta a Espana. He won the men's road race at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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