Repeat Tour de France non-selection hits Van Avermaet exhausting in closing season


For the second straight yr, Greg Van Avermaet has needed to withstand the frustration of not making it into his crew’s Tour de France choice – solely on this event, with retirement now simply months away, it’s certainly all of the more durable for the Belgian to deal with.

A former Olympic champion and Tour de France stage winner and chief, Van Avermaet, 38, instructed reporters this week he had hoped for his crew to indicate extra sympathy for his predicament.