Greg Van Avermaet: 'It all clicked when I beat Sagan in 2015'

The Belgian Olympic champion picks out the moment he felt things began to turn his way in his career

Tour de France route 2017

Van Avermaet beats Peter Sagan on stage 13 of the 2015 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) says that he turned the corner, going from nearly man to star, when he beat Peter Sagan to win the Rodez stage in the 2015 Tour de France.

He is ready to embark on his 2017 campaign riding a wave of success. In 2016, he took the Tirreno-Adriatico title, won a stage and wore the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, and capped the season with a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro.

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