- - Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2022

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2022

photo credits @ Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurn

Fabio Jakobsen (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) claimed today’s Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, edging out Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) in a bunch sprint to seize the victory. 

Meanwhile, Arkéa-Samsic’s Hugo Hofstetter and Dan McLay then finished third and fourth, with Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel – Premier Tech) rounding out the top five.

“I have to thank the team, of course,” said a jubilant Jakobsen. “We had three guys to catch in the end and I had to use all my team to even be able to sprint, so the last hour was fast and furious.

“I know I have a good sprint so I launched at 300 meters dove into their slipstream. I could feel Ewan come on the left, but I guess I had a good jump and I could pass the line first.”

Race Highlights

Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Want-Gobert Matériaux) and Jhonatan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) formed the day’s final breakaway effort, coming together with around 60 kilometers to go.

From there, the trio remained out front until being caught along the final finishing straight, with Jakobsen firing past them alongside Ewan, Hofsetter, McLay and Nizzolo as they battled it out to the finish.

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