Greg Van Avermaet beats Peter Sagan to victory in GP de Montréal

The Olympic champion won a reduced bunch sprint to beat Sagan and Diego Ulissi to victory in the Canadian one-day race

Greg Van Avermaet wins ahead of Peter Sagan in the GP de Montreal 2016

(Image credit: Watson)

Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) continued his fine form in Canada on Sunday night, winning the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal one-day race ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff).

The WorldTour race, characterised by the short, sharp and brutal climbs along it's 12km route saw a flurry of attacks in the last two laps of the 17 the peloton had to take on, but it came down to an almost bunch sprint in the end.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).