Jan-Willem of the Vessel, the first stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour (cat. 2.BC won the game. The 24-year-old English hardrijder and pistier of We Charles, it was 184,3 km), between St. Nicholas and Knokke-Heist, belgium for the last overblijver flight of the day, and it was only just a chasing pack after a superb effort. Of course, he is also the leader.
It was not a traditional sprintersetappe in Knokke-Heist, belgium. Contrary to all expectations, continued to Jan-Willem of the Ship, as the last vluchter the pack for and then solo to the finish, with a lead of a few seconds at the end of it.
Therein, the won-Tim Merlier (Corendon-Circus) in the sprint for the second place, by artist Fabio’s Deceuninck – Quick-Step. The Vessel will also be the first leader.
Tomorrow/Thursday, pulling the pack from Knokke-Heist to Zottegem (180,8 km). The Tour of Belgium and ends on Sunday, with the last two editions were won by Jens Keukeleire but this time it won’t start.
1. John William, Of The Ship
2. Tim Merlier