Procycling - - Debrief -

In 2016, Greg Van Aver­maet missed the cru­cial split on the Kem­mel­berg at Gent-Wevelgem. A year later he was brim­ming with con­fi­dence, thanks to wins in Om­loop Het Nieuws­blad and E3 Harel­beke, and he’d learned from his mis­take. This time he in­sti­gated the move on the Kem­mel­berg to break up the front group, and when Jens Keukeleire at­tacked with 20km to go he fol­lowed, whit­tling the lead­ers down again to just five. With Sa­gan in their midst how­ever, the group didn’t co-op­er­ate so the two Bel­gians rode clear and con­tested the fin­ish. Van Aver­maet led out the sprint and won.

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