Gerben Thijssen (Lotto Soudal) on Sunday in Antwerp, Belgian champion on the road at the promises become. After 176,8 km was the 20-year-old Limburger in a sprint with eleven faster than Jens Reynders, and Tom Verhaegen.
From the start, it rained for the attacks, but no one managed a big gap to build. After 55 kilometers, price formed a large breakaway with 34 riders. The thickness is still to the 53 man. The rest of the field followed at 2 minutes. The speed remained high, and with still 50 miles ahead, formed a breakaway with ten other riders. That was Abram Stockman, Angelo Van Den Bossche, Jens Reynders, Brent Van Tilborgh, Robbe Debuyck, Célestin Leyman, Gerben Thijssen, Brent Van Moer, Cédric Beullens and Lionel Taminiaux. When a new acceleration had Brent Van Tilborgh there in the front. Just before the start of the final lap of 14.2 kilometer locks Laurens Huys and Tom Verhaegen.
At 8 kilometers from the finish, pulled Leyman, Debuyck and Nut in the attack, but the collaboration was a quick search. Leyman tried it but, but received no safe conduct. The elf would sprint for the victory. In the last straight line piloteerde Huys prfect his teammate Thijssen perfectly and made it neatly. He thus succeeds Jordi Van Dingenen on, as a Belgian champion in the promises.