Stuyven Wins GP De Walloonie

13 September 2018 01:00
Jasper Stuyven of Trek Segafredo has won the Grand Prix De Walloonie.This annual race which finishes at the Citadel de Namur saw Stuyven make his move with sixteen kilometres to go. It was a move which brought back the five who had been out front and saw two groups form in the race for the finish line.Jasper Stuyven proved the strongest and took the win in 5.14.28 ahead of Cofidis' Dimitri Claeys and Warren Barguil of Fortuneo Samsic.Stuyven said: “It was really cool racing today – the team controlled the race the whole day, right from the start. Neo-pro Niklas Eg did really a perfect job. Our goal was to make the race hard, and we did, and the team put me in a perfect position at 25-30kms to go. I had really good legs, so I decided to make the race hard myself from that point onward.“It was a pity that in the finale a few riders came back, and I had no one there to help, but Michael (Gogl) was still suffering from the jetlag . “But I had good legs, so I didn’t panic. When Barguil went at 1.5kms to go, I knew this was the move I had to counter. I decided to keep going full gas, and obviously, this meant I was racing in the front really early, but I knew that if I could take the last corner first, not many would be able to pass me.” . read full article

Source: Kev Monks