Van Avermaet confirms he will leave CCC at end of season

SIENA ITALY AUGUST 01 Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and CCC Team Davide Formolo of Italy and UAE Team Emirates Alberto Bettiol of Italy and Team EF Pro Cycling during the Eroica 14th Strade Bianche 2020 Men a 184km race from Siena to SienaPiazza del Campo StradeBianche on August 01 2020 in Siena Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and CCC Team (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Greg Van Avermaet has revealed that he will change team for 2021 after admitting he has “no options” for the future at CCC Team. The Olympic champion has already given the green light to his agent to start serious negotiations with other teams to secure the best possible contract.

CCC Team manager Jim Ochowicz has been looking for a new title sponsor for several months after Polish showed brand CCC confirmed it could not respect its sponsorship contract due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on its business. Ochowicz confirmed in June several potential sponsors were interested and hoped to have something in place before the start of the Tour de France on August 29.

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