Greg Van Avermaet: At my age it's good to be out of my comfort zone

Greg Van Avermaet AG2R Citroën
Greg Van Avermaet in the new AG2R Citroën kit (Image credit: AG2R Citroën)

Greg Van Avermaet believes that a new team, a change of kit and a fundamental shift from the English-speaking culture of CCC could help refresh his career after joining AG2R Citroën on a three-year deal.

The 35-year-old, who will once again make the Classics, Tour de France, Olympics, and Worlds the main objectives of his season, has also fully recovered from the crash and serious injury that ended his season at Liège-Bastogne-Liège in October and left him with fractured ribs and vertebrae.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.