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Roelandts wins Gullegem Curonian for Van Avermaet and Naesen

Jürgen Roelandts (BMC) has Tuesday, the 74th edition of the regional competition Gullegem Curonian won. After 171 km, remained the 32-year-old Flemish-Brabant his team-mate Greg Van Avermaet, Belgian champion Oliver Naesen for.

The pace was from the start very high. That did Tiesj Benoot, Jordi Warlop, Remy Mertz, Baptiste Planckaert and the laureate of 2017, Yves Lampaert, not to attack, to attract. For Warlop went after 50 km course just a little too quickly and he had his companions. About halfkoers were the other four early escapees also for the effort.

With seven laps to drive, attracted ten riders in the attack. That company would later plot to 21 man. Among others, Greg Van Avermaet, Oliver Naesen, Jelle Wallays, Jürgen Roelandts, Sep Vanmarcke, Tim Declercq, Nikolas Maes, Jonas Rickaert and again Yves Lampaert. They went the final three laps in with a reassuring lead of 1:10 in the large group, in which the reaction never ordered started.

The large group burst even before the start of the final lap from each other. Roelandts put in full final an attack, and that proved to be the right move. He took it off, for his teammate Van Avermaet, in 2016 the winner of this kermiskoers with consistently impressive names at the start.

(belga)

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