Van Avermaet searching for top step of podium at 'favourite race' Strade Bianche

Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet takes on the 2020 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet takes on the 2020 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) will resume his 2020 season at Strade Bianche on Saturday, hoping to improve upon his best finish at the Italian one-day race of second in both 2015 and 2017.

The 35-year-old Belgian enjoyed a steady start to the 2020 season, with 20th overall at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in February, followed by 13th place overall at the Volta ao Algarve later that month. He then managed to complete two Belgian one-day races – the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne – before the sport's shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, finishing 13th and 26th, respectively.

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