Crash brings ‘disappointing end’ to Greg Van Avermaet’s Classics season at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

The Belgian crashed in the same spot where Fuglsang made a miraculous recovery to stay upright

Whilst Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) finally took a win after a long spring of near misses, another rider who was hoping to turn his Classics campaign around at Liège-Bastogne-Liège was Greg Van Avermaet (CCC), who only signed up to race La Doyenne at the last minute to try and salvage his early season.

Things didn't go to plan for the Belgian, however, who failed to replicate Fuglsang's heroic save as his back wheel slipped with 5km remaining, as he crashed in almost exactly the same spot, eventually finishing seven minutes back.

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