Van Avermaet: It feels a bit different without Gilbert

When Philippe Gilbert signed for BMC at the beginning of 2012, it seemed to signal a diminishing of Greg Van Avermaet’s status within the team. Uneasy stable mates during their time at Lotto, Van Avermaet had expressly left Gilbert’s court in order to follow his own ambitions, and thrived in 2011, winning Paris-Tours.

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