The two Belgians are neighbors and often train together, but this weekend they'll be racing against each other on the cobblestones.
Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad marks the start of the 2019 classics season.
Classics riders like 2017 Roubaix champion Greg Van Avermaet are keen to hone their form at Tour of Oman and other Middle Eastern races.
The Olympic champion Van Avermaet follows Sanchez's canny move through a technical finale to win his first race of the season.
Several of CCC Team's classics riders head to Valencia to build form and team cohesion.
The American-registered squad was facing closure over a lack of sponsor dollars but will live on.
The Belgian won nearly every major cobbled race last spring, but he's come up short this year each time.
Terpstra and team Quick-Step Floors does it again at Tour of Flanders, taking two spots on the podium. We sound off on the action.
Greg Van Avermaet believes the length and difficulty of the Tour of Flanders suits him perfectly.
Greg Van Avermaet senses the big victory is on its way with the cobbled monuments approaching.
Sport directors favor two key stars, Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan for De Ronde, Belgium's biggest race.
BMC rolls out a special gold-accented Teammachine for the Olympic champion's cobblestone campaign.
Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan will face a Quick-Step onslaught, as the spring classics continue on Sunday with Gent-Wevelgem.
BMC Racing had three strong riders in the mix at E3 Harelbeke, but Van Avermaet could only manage a third-place result.
Weather will play a factor in this weekend's Milano-Sanremo, but the race will likely come down to a few riders, team directors said.
Astana impressed at the first cobbled race of the season, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. How did young Michael Valgren pull off this big win?
Peter Sagan will sit out this weekend's races. So who will eat the Haribo gummy bears?
The 2016 Olympic champion rode to victory in the third stage of the Tour of Oman and will wear the red leader's jersey on Friday.
Nathan Haas won the second stage of the six-day race and now leads in the overall standings.
We examine the key stories to watch in 2018: Sagan vs. Van Avermaet, Froome's Salbutamol scandal, and much more.
Greg Van Avermaet dominates with four major wins: Paris-Roubaix, Gent-Wevelgem, E3 Harelbeke, and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Greg Van Avermaet's stardom has skyrocketed in recent years, but his humble character has stayed despite the success.
BMC Racing wants to repeat its gilded 2017 season with another monument win, but Tour de France yellow remains dream goal.
Greg Van Avermaet’s Tour de France bike gets the gold treatment following his successful season to date.
The Belgian has enjoyed a solid spring season thus far, and he has the potential to eventually win all five of cycling's monuments.
Why is the cycling world so lukewarm about Greg Van Avermaet? What can he do to boost his popularity and become more like Tom Boonen?
The Belgian said his Paris-Roubaix victory is special, but a win on his home roads in Flanders is what he ultimately seeks.
Greg van Avermaet overcame a mid-race crash to claim his first 'Monument' race in a dramatic sprint victory at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.
VeloNews chatted to a few top pros during team presentations to get their take on what we can expect in the 'Hell of the North' on Sunday. VeloNews chatted to a few top pros during team presentations to get their take on what we can expect in the 'Hell of the North' on Sunday.
Belgian champ Philippe Gilbert continued to show stellar form in the 2017 Spring Classics with a dominant solo victory at Tour of Flanders.
Go behind the scenes with VeloNews tech editor Kristen Legan as she takes a look at Greg van Avermaet's BMC Team Machine prior to Flanders.
The Belgian enters the Tour of Flanders as the rider to beat after years of coming up short in the cobbled monument.
The Belgian has won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke, and Gent-Wevelgem ahead of next Sunday's Tour of Flanders.
Belgian Greg van Avermaet rules the day in Belgium with a Gent-Wevelgem win just two days removed from taking E3 Harelbeke.
Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet sprinted to his first E3 Harelbeke classic victory Friday in Belgium out of a three-man breakaway.
What do Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Philippe Gilbert, and Tom Boonen have in common? Great riders, but none have won Milano-Sanremo.
Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet heads to the spring's biggest races with newfound confidence and an appetite for a big win.
What happened in the final sprint? Should they be allowed on the sidewalks? How about Sagan's post-race remarks? Time for an Omloop roundtable!
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 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
The Belgian withdraws from Friday's E3 Harelbeke with digestive issues, saying he wants to recover for next Sunday's Tour of Flanders.
The Belgian already has two victories this season, and his northern classics run began Wednesday at Dwars door Vlaanderen.
Greg Van Avermaet takes his first win of 2016 at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, outgunning Peter Sagan in a reduced sprint
The BMC Racing rider has been close in recent years, but he has yet to win a northern classic — something he hopes to accomplish in 2016.
With Segafredo sponsoring Trek for the next three years, team officials have more bargaining power as they search for another classics king.