Greg Van Avermaet to make last-minute decision on whether he can race Tour of Flanders

The Belgian says he will only participate if he can compete, saying he has no interest in just riding from Antwerp to Oudenaarde

Greg Van Avermaet (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Greg Van Avermaet could line up at the Tour of Flanders just two weeks after suffering a fractured vertebrae and collapsed lung at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

The Belgian crashed hard in the one-day Classic, but says he is feeling much better and will wait until the end of the week to decide if he is well enough to race the cobbled Classic.

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