Greg Van Avermaet crowned UCI WorldTour champion as 2017 season concludes

The Belgian was already assured of victory even before the finale WorldTour event, the Tour of Guangxi

Greg Van Avermaet wins 2017 Paris-Roubaix.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) is officially the winner of the UCI WorldTour for 2017, with the event series concluding on Tuesday with the final stage of the Tour of Guangxi in China.

The Belgian was assured of victory in the individual rankings over Chris Froome (Team Sky) in second, with the Brit ending his WorldTour season after the Vuelta a España.

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Richard Windsor

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