Yves Lampaert becomes Belgian Champion: It's surreal, I can't believe it
Jun 24 2018 06:09 pm CET

Yves Lampaert becomes Belgian Champion: It's surreal, I can't believe it
Yves Lampaert becomes Belgian Champion: It's surreal, I can't believe it
Photo of Yves Lampaert © Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team/Tim De Waele

Yves Lampaert has become the new Belgian champion. The rider attacked in the last four kilometres and crossed the finish line by himself.

The Belgian championships took place over a 223.6-kilometre route in Binche that featured four pavé sectors and a 500-metre cobbled climb at the last kilometre. The breakaway of the race was caught with 20 kilometres remaining and on the final lap, Lampaert and his teammate Philippe Gilbert made a move that was followed by Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven.

After some kilometres, Lampaert still had enough legs strength to launch a new attack that his companions couldn't repeal. The rider crossed solo the finish line, while Gilbert and Stuyven were second and third respectively.

"It's surreal, I can't believe it!" said the rider at the finish line." I feel so amazingly happy, it's such an incredible feeling, but I'll need some time to let things sink in. I am so proud of this team! We showed again how strong we are as a Wolfpack. We ride together, always for each other, and it's unbelievable to be part of this unique team."





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