Pas­cal’s wa­ger on long sprint pays off

Procycling - - DEBRIEF -

As well as de­liv­er­ing his sev­enth win of 2018, Pas­cal Ack­er­mann’s long sprint in the Brus­sels Cy­cling Clas­sic had the ben­e­fit of car­ry­ing him clear of a heavy crash a cou­ple of hun­dred me­tres be­fore the line. Ag2r’s Clé­ment Ven­turini and Rudy Bar­bier touched wheels and fell in sight of the fin­ish, baulk­ing last year’s win­ner, Ar­naud Dé­mare. Ack­er­mann held on and de­nied Jasper Stuyven by a bike length. Ack­er­mann is one of three pro­lific sprint­ers at Bo­raHans­grohe - the Ger­man, Peter Sa­gan and Sam Ben­nett have con­trib­uted 20 of the team’s 29 wins be­tween them this year.

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