April 12, 2017, Leuven, Brabant, Road - 1.HC

Colbrelli wins 2017 Brabantse Pijl

Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) launched his winning bid for the 2017 De Brabantse Pijl - La Fleche Brabanconne in the final 40 kilometres when he initiated a counter attack after the initial break had been caught, then he and teammate Grega Bole drove the lead group to the finish as the peloton timed the chase just metres too late. 

Defending champion Petr Vakoc (Quick-Step Floors)  and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) bridged up to the Colbrelli group over the final uphill slog to the line, but even with a teammate to lead him out Vakoc was unable to hold off Colbrelli's final sprint. Wellens' teammate Tiesj Benoot was third.

2017 Top 10

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida4:44:22 
2Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors  
3Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
4Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
5Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
6Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott  
7Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
8Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
9Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:06 
10Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  


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