Van der Poel is exhibited in Brabanzona before Alaphilippe

The grandson of Raymond Poulidor, who conquered Through Flanders, adds his second Belgian classic of the season. He won the sprint in a high level escape.

The Arrow Brabanzona has been the last Belgian spring class played, but not for the least interesting. Mathieu Van der Poel, grandson of the legendary Raymond Poulidor, proved to be the strongest man of the race and took the victory after finishing a high-level escape to the sprint in front of riders of the stature of Julian Alaphilippe, Tim Wellens, Michael Matthews and Daryl Impey.

Until approximately half of the race, seven runners tried to put the squad in check, with almost 5 minutes of advantage: Frederik Backaert, Dries De Bondt, Francesco Manuel Bongiorno, Arjen Livyns, Andrea Peron, Edward Planckaert and Ludovic Robeet. Five of them, being local runners, tried unsuccessfully to be prophets in their land.

When there were about 60 kilometers left for the conclusion of the race, the peloton ruined their illusion. From then on the st day of the day, Van der Poel, showed its quality. He tried to surprise the great group with a distant attack, but Honoré and Van der Sarde did not want to give him relief.

Ya in the circuit of Overjise , Daryl Impey was in charge of breaking the race. The South African attacked with harshness to enter alone in the last lap. Shortly after, the final line arrived. He attacked Alaphilippe, although he finally proved not to have as good legs as before suffering the fall in the Basque Country, and took with him to Wellens, Matthews and Van der Poel. The Belgian of Lotto Soudal, changed the At fifteen kilometers from the finish to leave Impey behind.

Before facing the final climb that led to the finish, Alaphilippe changed the pace again, but when he turned he saw his wheel to Van der Poel, who would end up being his executioner in the final sprint. Third finished Tim Wellens, who was the closest he was to give a joy to the Belgian fans. After conquer through Flanders, the grandson of Poulidor continues to show that he is going for big.

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