Greg Van Avermaet 'clear' to race through to Paris-Roubaix without COVID vaccine booster

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Greg Van Avermaet at the 2021 Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën Team) insists he is 'clear' to race a full spring campaign without receiving his third COVID-19 vaccine dose, despite the latest rules introduced by the UCI and the French government. 

The former Olympic champion contracted COVID-19 in November, which, he says, will count as a substitute for a booster shot in his 'passport' paperwork. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is a freelance sports writer and editor. He’s an NCTJ-accredited journalist with a bachelor’s degree in modern languages (French and Spanish). Patrick worked full-time at Cyclingnews for eight years between 2015 and 2023, latterly as Deputy Editor.