Peter Sagan victorious at Gent-Wevelgem
Mar 25 2018 05:36 pm CET

Peter Sagan victorious at Gent-Wevelgem
Peter Sagan victorious at Gent-Wevelgem
Photo of Peter Sagan by the A.S.O.

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has taken the victory in Gent-Wevelgem. The World Champion was the fastest at the final sprint in the Belgian race.

The Belgian classic season continued with the 251.1-kilometre race between Gent and Wevelgem, in Flanders. Within the first 50 kilometres, the first escape of the day was formed by Jimmy Duquenoy, Frederik Frison, Filippo Ganna, Jose Gonçalves, Brian van Goethem and Jan Willem van Schip and got an advantage of more than five minutes over the peloton.

Behind them, the pack became slimmer throughout the climbs as teams like Quick-Step Floors and BMC increased the pace to favour their leaders. With 25 kilometres to go, the escape was neutralised.

A group that included favourites for the title like Peter Sagan, Philippe Gilbert, Arnaud Demare and Greg Van Avermaet prevented any late attacks from happening and arrived to the final kilometer together. The World Champion showed to the strongest and took the win with ease, crossing the finish line just ahead of Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) and Demare.

The Slovak has now won the Belgian race three times.


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