Cycling, No victory in the Gooikse Arrow keys or the First of the Classic yesterday, and for Greg Van Avermaet. The olympic champion explained in his own country for the final touches on his preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in harrogate in Yorkshire. Exactly one week to the day.

My lead in the final round of the world cup? No, especially in the course of trying to win. It was well-controlled. It was a perfect weekend to take another hard step. The win in Montreal was doing a lot of satisfaction. Now I ride another 35 miles back home. That will be enough. Hopefully it pays off in the next week.”