The Belgian who ran rampant over the 2017 Classics season, Greg Van Avermaet, is retiring at the end of the year, the 37-year old AG2R-Citroën rider announced on Wednesday.
Sadly this adventure will come to an end at the end of this season. Thanks to all who supported me throughout my career! pic.twitter.com/EP1zV12fyg
— Greg Van Avermaet (@GregVanAvermaet) May 3, 2023
The two-time victor of Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal turned professional in 2006 and had his longest stint with BMC from 2011-2018.
In 2017, the year after he took the road race gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, he won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix.
Van Avermaet has two Tour de France stage victories on his palmares, and wore the yellow jersey in 2016 and 2018 for a combined eleven days. In 2008 he was the Vuelta a España points classification winner. His versatility is shown by his 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico title, beating Peter Sagan in the GC by a single second.
The Belgian will race the Tour de France for the tenth and final time in July.
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