Van Avermaet struggles in the cold and wet conditions at Strade Bianche

At a particularly chilly 'opening weekend' in Belgium last week, Greg Van Avermaet made no secret that he sees cold weather as a disadvantage to him. At Strade Bianche on Saturday the cold combined with the rain and the BMC Racing rider admitted that the conditions affected him as he finished 34th, more than 13 minutes down on the winner. 

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