Niki Terpstra makes decisive early solo breakaway to win Tour of Flanders

01 April 2018 04:23
• Dutchman secures second ‘Monument’ classic• Quick-Step Floors rider left rest behind 28km from finishThe Dutchman Niki Terpstra claimed an impressive solo victory on Sunday to add the Tour of Flanders to his 2014 Paris-Roubaix title for his second triumph in a ‘Monument’ classic.The Quick-Step Floors rider powered away from the group of favourites 28km from the finish line. Smeared with dust on his face, he whizzed past three breakaway riders on the intimidating Oude Kwaremont, a 2.2km cobbled climb at an average gradient of 4.2%, and never looked back. Related: Mark Cavendish targets California return after breaking ribs Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian