Protracted rain had turned the route of the race into a pool of mud. Riders struggled to complete the course in the East Flemish town of Kruibeke slipping and sliding throughout. Wout van Aert had won the event three times in a row. In the lead he may have hoped to make it a fourth but it was not to be. Toon Aerts managed to overtake him and crossing the finish 57 seconds ahead of the outgoing champion to land the title.