Van Avermaet confident before Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet of CCC Team pictured in action at de Paddestraat during the reconnaissance of the track ahead of the 75th edition of the oneday cycling race Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Wednesday 26 February 2020 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Greg Van Avermaet recons the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad course with his CCC teammates on Wednesday (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Greg Van Avermaet heads to Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad quietly confident about his form after a strong showing at last week's Volta ao Algarve. The CCC Team leader impressed on the climbing stages and ended up 13th overall, his best early-season GC result in the past four years.

Van Avermaet was among the lead group of climbers on both the Alto da Fóia and Alto do Malhão, taking 15th place on each stage to show he has good legs at this early point in the season. 

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix