FLANDERS’20: Vlaanderen Van Der Poel Victory!

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Classic Race Report: Three of the best riders of the season where together for for the victory in the 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen. World champion, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) was taken out by a motorbike leaving old enemies, Mathieu van der Poel (Fenix-Alpecin) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) to sprint it out at the line for the Dutch champion to take the victory.

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It was close at the line

Mathieu van der Poel won the 104th edition of the Tour of Flanders. After a race of 244 kilometres, the Alpecin-Fenix ​​rider beat his fellow break companion, Wout van Aert in a man-against-man sprint.

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Van der Poel at the start

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De Ronde course

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Cav’s last race?

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The ‘Break of the Day’ led by Gregor Mühlberger (BORA-hansgrohe). He crashed when he caught his musette in his brake lever

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Early for Christmas – The peloton pass through Sint-Niklaas

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Bike change for the World champion, Julian Alaphilippe

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CCC and Trek-Segafredo had control

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Cold like the spring

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Crash for Van Aert

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The train slowed the peloton for a little time

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Two World champions – Mark Cavendish and Julian Alaphilippe

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There were some fans on the roadside, but not many

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No fans on the Paterberg

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The Break hung on for a long time – Gijs Van Hoecke (CCC) and Samuele Battistella (NTT)

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Van der Poel staying close to the front

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Alaphilippe made the winning move

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Van der Poel, Van Aert and Alaphilippe away for the win

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Just when it looked like we would have the top three riders of the moment fight for the victory, Alaphilippe hit the back of a motorbike

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And then there were two

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Together to the sprint

Tour of Flanders Result:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
2. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
4. Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie
5. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick Step
6. Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis
7. Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R-La Mondiale
8. Dylan van Baarle (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers
9. John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal
10. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Sunweb.

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