Van Avermaet: A safe Olympics wouldn't have been possible

KUURNE BELGIUM MARCH 01 Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and CCC Team during the 72nd KuurneBrusselKuurne 2020 a 201km race from Kuurne to Kuurne KBK20 KuurneBxlKuurne KBK on March 01 2020 in Kuurne Belgium Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Van Avermaet in his Olympic gold colours at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (Image credit: Getty Images)

Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) has expressed disappointment at the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but he supports the decision taken by the IOC to delay the Games by a year due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach announced the decision earlier on Tuesday following a conference call.

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