Greg Van Avermaet ends season early with WorldTour win secured

Belgian Classics star Greg Van Avermaet says that he will end his season "two weeks early" and not contest Il Lombardia with an almost unassailable lead in the 2017 UCI WorldTour

Greg Van Avermaet wins 2017 Paris-Roubaix.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Greg Van Avermaet looks set to end his successful season early and not take part in Il Lombardia (October 7) with the 2017 WorldTour victory all but secure.

"I've looked at the options and maybe it's better to stop two weeks earlier than anything else and take some rest," Van Avermaet told Belgian media outlet Sporza.

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