Olympic champ Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on home soil during the opening classic of the season on Saturday.
The Belgian has been close to winning the past three seasons, and he hopes 2017 is his time to hoist the winner's trophy.
The Belgian is currently nursing a broken ankle, an injury one team insider said "looks worse than it is."
Greg Van Avermaet is confident he'll be back to top form in time for the spring classics after breaking his ankle in training this fall.
Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet crashes on his mountain bike, breaking his ankle. He undergoes surgery on Monday.
Two days after Peter Sagan won in Quebec, Greg Van Avermaet beat the world champion in a sprint Sunday at Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal.
Greg Van Avermaet wants to keep his yellow jersey for one more day. But he'll have a tough ride ahead as the Tour reaches the mountains.
Greg Van Avermaet will miss Paris-Roubaix and the Amstel Gold Race after breaking his collarbone at the Tour of Flanders
Greg Van Avermaet, among the top pre-race favorites in Flanders, crashed out of the race Sunday
De Ronde van Vlaanderen's top favorites give their takes on Sunday's big race