Tour de France 2015 shorts: Stage 13

On The Line

H/T: H/T:

Greg Van Avermaet

Cast a glance at Van Avermaet’s palmarès and you will notice there are a lot of second and third place finishes. He’s developed a bit of a reputation for being one of cycling’s ‘nearly men’. This year alone he nearly won Strade Bianchi (2nd), he nearly won Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix (both 3rd), and he nearly won Amstel Gold (5th).

Perhaps that reputation is a little unfair, this is his fourth win of the season after all, fifth if you include the overall at the Tour of Belgium.

Nonetheless, today’s slow motion uphill sprint was a strong showing and is the biggest individual win of his career. He can now relax his mind from the racing a little as he and his wife, Ellen, await the birth of their first child, due on 26th July, the day the Tour de France rolls into Paris.

Green jersey

Voir l’article original 592 mots de plus

Votre commentaire

Entrez vos coordonnées ci-dessous ou cliquez sur une icône pour vous connecter:


Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Déconnexion /  Changer )

Photo Google

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Google. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Image Twitter

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Twitter. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Photo Facebook

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Facebook. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Connexion à %s