Victory of the Colombian Hodeg in the GP Marcel Kint

The Colombian cyclist beat Tim Merlier in the sprint and won the Belgian GP Marcel Kint. With this victory, he adds the fourteenth of his career.


Colombian cyclist Álvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck Quick Step) has won the sprint in the GP Marcel Kint, disputed between Zwevegem and Kortrij (Belgium), with 196.3 kilometers of route.

Hodeg, 24, thus achieved his fourteenth win by taking advantage of his terminal speed in a close sprint ahead of Belgian Tim Merlier (Alpecin Fenix) and Dutchman Danny van Poppel (Intermarche Wanty) .

The teams of sprinters controlled the event at all times despite a breakaway of five runners, which led the race to resolution in the final stretch.

New Zealander Shane Archbold did a magnificent job launching the Colombian rider, who was able to resist Merlier's comeback attempt to give his team the forty-ninth win of the season.

The Colombian started by thanking the "team for all their effort" and for having positioned it "in the best position when necessary." Furthermore, he stated that they knew they had to "be at the front for the last four kilometers and the guys did, which turned out to be extremely important."

Hodeg was very happy to "have been able to get the victory." The cyclist leaves the team at the end of the season, but has confessed that he is "motivated to give the best" of him "until the end and achieve more solid results", facing "the next races" .

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