Greg Van Avermaet has found a way to win bike races

Photo by: filip bossuyt

We’ve been here before. Greg Van Avermaet has found a way to win bike races. By ensuring that his main rival at the finish is Peter Sagan, he raises the distinct possibility that he might be out-bridesmaided.

I actually missed Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in the end because I was busy writing about cycling. Apparently, the big move of the race, when the riders who contested for the win went clear, happened with about 50km to go. It involved Van Avermaet, Sagan, Tiesj Benoot and Luke Rowe, who I now feel sort of vindicated in mentioning yesterday. That was the order in which they finished, by the way, so no podium visit for the Welshman.

If you’re looking for the big news of the day, however, it’s that Peter Sagan has hairy legs. This is decidedly out of the ordinary in pro cycling. Needless to say, I’ll be keeping my eye on the fail-to-razor trailblazer in coming weeks.