Van Avermaet gets off the mark at the Tour of Oman

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) has always been there or thereabouts at the Tour of Oman but it has taken him eight years to land his first victory at the six-day race. A day after being edged out by Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin), and five years after being beaten by Peter Sagan in the same spot, Van Avermaet romped to victory at the Wadi Dayqah Dam on stage 3.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.