Greg Van Avermaet announces retirement at end of 2023 season

Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) is hanging up the bike at the end of 2023
Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) is hanging up the bike at the end of 2023 (Image credit: Luc ClaessenGetty Images)

Greg Van Avermaet has announced his retirement at the end of the season, drawing to a close a hugely successful 17-year spell in the professional peloton.

The Belgian, who turns 38 this month, made the announcement via a moving video message on Instagram of him hanging up the different jerseys of his career. 

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix