Greg Van Avermaet will 'race aggressively' at Tour of Flanders

Tour of Flanders favourite Greg Van Avermaet will not expectation get in the way of aggressive racing at this Sunday's Monument.

Greg Van Avermaet wins the 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) insists that he will "race aggressively" at this Sunday's Tour of Flanders and not allow the burden of expectation to inflict on his racing style.

The Olympic road race champion has been the stand out rider of this year's Classics campaign, winning Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke and Ghent-Wevelgem.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.