Tour of Flanders: I'm not happy with second place any more, says Van Avermaet

For so long the nearly man of cycling, Greg Van Avermaet has enjoyed a the form of his life in 2016 and won’t settle for anything less than victory at the Tour of Flanders this Sunday. Van Avermaet has been on the podium in his last two participations, taking a second and third place but he now has the taste of success, and he likes it.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.