Dwars Door Vlaanderen Waregem, Belgium

31 MARCH 2021


Dylan van Baarle takes a corner at speed as he rides away to a spectacula­r solo victory at Dwars door Vlaanderen, midweek between GentWevelg­em and the Tour of Flanders. The Ineos Grenadier had shown good form in Belgium already, with seventh place in E3 Saxo Bank and eighth in Gent-Wevelgem. However, his status as a second-tier favourite gave him the leeway to attack with 50km to go, as the midrace climbs broke the bunch up. Behind Van Baarle, there seemed to be no panic, but neither was there a great deal of organisati­on, as Deceuninck­Quick Step seemed to be suffering from an off- day. His lead stayed around 30 seconds over the chasing group, with what was left of the peloton at a minute. But while the groups came together behind him, they were never able to close the gap, as the Dutchman took the biggest win of his career.

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Image: Kristof Ramon

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