Van Avermaet and Naesen: Our partnership can be an advantage at Opening Weekend

AG2R Citroen Team riders with Belgian Oliver Naesen of AG2R Citroen Team and Belgian Greg Van Avermaet of AG2R Citroen Team pictured in action during the reconnaissance of the track ahead of the 76th edition of the oneday cycling race Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Thursday 25 February 2021 in Oudenaarde BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM Photo by DIRK WAEMBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Van Avermaet, Naesen, and their AG2R Citroën teammates training on the cobbles ahead of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Greg Van Avermaet and Oliver Naesen are anticipating the launch of their new AG2R Citroën Classics partnership at the upcoming Opening Weekend, starting with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday.

Naesen heads into the weekend hoping to make a breakthrough at a pair of races where he's never finished better than seventh, while Van Avermaet – twice an Omloop winner – is seeking to put a tough pair of Classics campaigns with CCC behind him.

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