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Estonian champion Mikhel Raim first laureate of Great War Remembrance Race

With the start in Nieuwpoort and arrival in Ypres was the first edition of the Great War Remembrance Race organized. The Est Mikhel Raim was the fastest of a leading group of three.

The GWRR proved already a place on the calendar to earn. Selective course, hungry peloton and that in fietsminnend Flanders: spectacle guaranteed to be so. Oh yes, we forgot even the ever-present wind. Not least because it was the wind that caused the peloton with more than a hundred kilometres to drive in fans were drawn. This created a lead group of nineteen with the Quick-Steppers Lampaert and Jakobsen as the biggest names. Also BMC (Schär and Van Hooydonck) and Lotto-Soudal (Frison and Hofland) had their pawns in the leading group.

However, it was the Pool Bernas that the finale opened. Lampaert responded to the Area and came despite a wegvergissing connect together with Tom Devriendt. But this trio was nabbed by what remained of the breakaway. Yves Lampaert tried again on the penultimate kasseistrook but also the national champion fell not from the grip of the leading group. Finally got full finale, three riders got away: re-Bernas, Estonian champion Mikhel Raim and Preben Van Hecke.

The three spurtten for the victory. Van Hecke continued, all right, Mikhel Raim knocked Bernas with big difference. The pursuers stranded on a handful of meters.

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