Gent-Wevelgem 2017: Greg Van Avermaet takes an historic triple win

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) is going to need an extra shelf in his trophy cabinet with his history-making trio of victories at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke and now Gent-Wevelgem. Indeed, he’s the first man to take all three in the same season since 1981. With the peloton bearing down, the Olympic Champion held off Orica-Scott’s Jens Keukeleire in a two-up sprint, after a nerve-jangling run to the line. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished a disgruntled third after being part of the winning move of the day.
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E3 Harelbeke 2017: Greg Van Avermaet beats a brace of Belgians

Greg Van Avermaet nailed his claim to the Ronde van  Vlaanderen mast with his first ever victory at E3 Harelbeke. In an all Belgian, three-up finale that practically came down to a track stand, the BMC captain had the quickest fast-twitch muscles. Surging past Oliver Naesen (Ag2r-La Mondiale) who finished third, and keeping at bay a fast-finishing Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step Floors) for second.
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Milan-San Remo 2017: Kwiatkowski takes the photofinish

It’s the first of the five Monuments and if this is anything to go by, we are going to be in for a hell of a year. Known as the sprinter’s Monument, Milan-San Remo is 260km of wearing down (riders and spectators alike!), 20km of attacks and 10km of sheer Poggio madness. And today, the madness went right to the photofinish with Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) pipping Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) after the world champion busted the race open on the Poggio. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) rounded out the final podium.
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