Tokyo Olympics: Belgium for cycling events

Greg Van Avermaet flew the flag with gold in Rio
Greg Van Avermaet flew the flag with gold in Rio (Image credit: Getty Images)

Belgium are one of the pre-eminent cycling nations and will automatically head to Tokyo with a certain sense of status and expectation.

They have the defending champion in the men's road race in Greg Van Avermaet but he'll only have a minor role as Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel send those expectations to the skies. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.