Van Avermaet and Naesen to start season at Étoile de Bessèges

Naesen and Van Avermaet
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AG2R-Citroën duo Greg Van Avermaet and Oliver Naesen will start the 2021 season at the Étoile de Bessèges next week following the postponement of the Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana and the Vuelta a Andalucía.

Van Avermaet and Naesen had been due to race in Spain in February, but they will now line up in Bessèges from February 3-7 and then ride the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var (February 19-21) as they build towards Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

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