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Weekend Wrap: Breakthrough wins for Van Avermaet and Stuyven


Van Avermaet wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

After so many near misses Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) finally landed a major spring victory with the win in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The Belgian produced a rounded an efficient display, marking several moves before unleashing a winning sprint against Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal).

“I’m never really winning that much and it’s the first race in Belgium so far, so I’m pretty happy with this victory. If I could choose one, I would have picked, definitely, this one,” Van Avermaet said at the finish.

The day was also marked by the UCI carrying out 139 checks on bikes – both in the men’s and women’s races – for mechanical doping. All bikes were cleared for racing. Read the full race report, right here.

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