No regrets for Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan despite mixed fortunes at E3 Harelbeke

Van Avermaet was unable to break Quick-Step's dominance while Peter Sagan looked off the pace at E3

Greg Van Avermaet attacks at the 2018 E3 Harelbeke (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and defending champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) came way from the 2018 E3 Harelbeke in Belgium with no regrets, despite critics doubting their form in a day dominated by Quick-Step Floors.

Both stars looked off their best at times. Sagan, after trying to attack and pull back eventual winner Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors), fell behind on the Paterberg. Van Avermaet, despite finishing third, fought at times to live up to his 'Golden Greg' nickname.

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