Greg Van Avermaet 'not afraid' of key Worlds rivals Peter Sagan and Michael Matthews

The Olympic road race champion says the Bergen course is ideal to his riding style

Greg Van Avermaet wins 2017 Paris-Roubaix.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet says that the World Championships course in Bergen, Norway is ideal and that for Sunday's road race, he is "not afraid" of top rivals Michael Matthews (Australia) and Peter Sagan (Slovakia).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.