Tour de France: Van Avermaet earns Cyclingnews Rider of the Day

Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) did not expect to strike gold in the hills of the Massif Central, telling our Belgian correspondent Brecht Decaluwé that if he could handle the climbs, then so could Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), who would retain the yellow jersey. Yet after five-and-a-half hours of determined and aggressive racing, the Belgian rider proved himself wrong and ended the day with a marvellous stage victory and the yellow jersey.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.