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BMC Racing reveal Greg Van Avermaet's custom Classics bike

Jack Elton-Walters
23 Feb 2018

Gold themed bike for the Olympic Champion

BMC Racing have previewed Greg Van Avermaet's new custom-painted BMC SLR01 that he will debut at this weekend's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The Belgian enters the race as defending champion and looks the favourite to take the win again.

The new bike carries gold coloured detailing in honour of its rider's status as Olympic Champion, a win he took on the road in the summer of 2016.

As seen in the video, the bike is equipped with the latest Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and en vogue tan wall Vittoria tyres.

Van Avermaet has already shown his early season form with a second place stage finish followed by a stage win at the Tour of Oman.

The Olympic Champion will have his work cut out to better his 2017 Classics campaign that included wins at Omloop, E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix, plus second place finished at the Tour of Flanders and Strade Bianche.

GVA is backed for the win at Omloop by Classics legend Johan Museeuw, who commented, 'Van Avermaet is already in good shape from Oman, he won there, so that means his condition is already perfect.

'Maybe this a little bit too soon, I don't know. It's always dangerous to win now because his season starts before Harelbeke. But for a Belgian guy Omloop is very important.'