Wout Van Aert victorious in Ghent-Wevelgem race

The Fleming Wout Van Aert has notched up a victory in the Ghent-Wevelgem cycle race. After an exciting end to an enjoyable day’s cycling the Jumbo-Visma rider proved to be the fasted among a group of 7 riders in the final spint. 

The 7-man pack was what remained of a group that had broke away from the rest 70 kilometres into the 248-kilometre race through East and West Flanders.

Wout van Aert completed the race in 5 hours, 45 minutes and 27 seconds. He was followed over the finishing line by the Italian rider Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka-ASSOS). Another Italian, Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) came in third. 

7th-placed Nathan Van Hooydonck and Gianni Vermeersch, who came in 10th, were the only other Belgians among the first 10 to finish the race. 

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