Cavagna wins Dwars door West-Vlaanderen

Senechal second as Quick-Step place four riders in the top 7

Remi Cavagna landed his first victory as a professional as Quick-Step Floors dominated their second Belgian semi-classic in the space of a week.

"It was super hard and cold today, but I felt good since the start of the race," Cavagna said. "Actually, I have been feeling good since last season and have waited for this victory for a long time. I wanted this win so badly, I can’t tell you how important it’s for me to finally get it. I have made mistakes in the past, attacking too early, so today I said to myself'‘Don’t attack, wait, wait, wait!' and it worked out perfectly in the end."

After Niki Terpstra won Le Samyn in a one-two with Philippe Gilbert, Cavagna did the same with compatriot Florian Senechal. 

When the race came to life with just under 50km remaining, the duo went clear together in a three-man group alongside Lotto Soudal's Frederik Frison. They made the move work and there was little Frison could do when Cavagna, 22, went it alone with 7km to go. 

Senechal left Frison in sight of the line to make it a Quick-Step one-two, while neo-pro Fabio Jakobsen took fourth from the next group of four, which also contained fellow neo-pro Jhonatan Narvaez.

"We had the upper hand in that group, but Frison was really strong and at one point I even got dropped on the cobbles, but kept calm, knowing I had enough left in the tank," Cavagna explained. "My legs were really hurting, but I ignored the pain and managed to come back, and then I launched a now-or-never attack, powering ahead with all I had. I needed this win and it gives me a huge boost of confidence and even more motivation for the next races."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors4:28:29 
2Florian Senechal (Fra) Quick-Step Floors0:00:03 
3Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:10 
4Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Quick-Step Floors0:00:55 
5Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
7Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors  
8Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:59 
9Michael Goolaerts (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
10Jimmy Duquennoy (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
11Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
12Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
13Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
14Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
15Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
16Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
17Edward Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
18Stephan Bakker (Ned) Monkey Town  
19Peter Lenderink (Ned) SEG Racing Academy  
20Jordi Meeus (Bel) SEG Racing Academy  
21Alvaro Hodeg (Col) Quick-Step Floors  
22Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
23Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
24Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
25Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
26Lawrence Naesen (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
27Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
28Adriaan Janssen (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
29Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
30Peter Schulting (Ned) Monkey Town  
31Pawel Bernas (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
32Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
33Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
34Brecht Ruyters (Bel) Cibel-Cebon  
35Roy Jans (Bel) Cibel-Cebon0:02:35 
36Jelle Mannaerts (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex0:02:41 
37Floris Gerts (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij0:02:42 
38Enzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
39Gianni Marchand (Bel) Cibel-Cebon  
40Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
41Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
42Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
43Sjoerd van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
44Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Cibel-Cebon  
45Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Vital Concept Club  
46Bert De Backer (Bel) Vital Concept Club  
47Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vital Concept Club  
48Brian van Goethem (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij0:03:58 
49Arjen Livyns (Bel) Beat Cycling Club  
50Luuc Bugter (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam0:04:38 
51Piotr Havik (Ned) Beat Cycling Club  
52Ide Schelling (Ned) SEG Racing Academy  
53Henrik Evensen (Nor) Joker Icopal  
54Johan Le Bon (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
55Jason van Dalen (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam0:04:42 
56Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
57Timothy Stevens (Bel) Cibel-Cebon  
58Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Tarteletto-Isorex  
59Justin Timmermans (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
60Gijs Meijer (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
61David Boucher (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex  
62Rens Tulner (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam0:05:00 
63Marten Kooistra (Ned) SEG Racing Academy  
64Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors0:10:00 
65Simon Sellier (Fra) Direct Energie  
66Sven van Luijk (Ned) Monkey Town  
67Ole Forfang (Nor) Joker Icopal  
68Bas Tietema (Ned) Beat Cycling Club  
69Cees Bol (Ned) SEG Racing Academy  
70Sergio Torres Jorro (Spa) Tarteletto-Isorex  
71Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo-Oscaro  
72Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
73Julius van Den Berg (Ned) SEG Racing Academy  
74Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo-Oscaro  
75Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
76Aksel Nõmmela (Est) Beat Cycling Club  
77Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Joker Icopal  
78Dennis Coenen (Bel) Cibel-Cebon  
DNFMaxime Vantomme (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFMathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFRomain Le Roux (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
DNFMaxime Farazijn (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFMichael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Fortuneo-Samsic  
DNFFrederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
DNFTom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
DNFLachlan Norris (Aus) UnitedHealthcare  
DNFTravis Mccabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare  
DNFEric Marcotte (USA) UnitedHealthcare  
DNFDaniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare  
DNFYohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFAlexander Cataford (Can) UnitedHealthcare  
DNFAidis Kruopis (Ltu) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNFBenjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFAlex Kirsch (Lux) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFStijn Steels (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNFTimothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
DNFPieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
DNFElias Van Breussegem (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNFJeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFAxel Journiaux (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFLukas Spengler (Swi) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFKenny Dehaes (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFLudwig De Winter (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFFranklin Six (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFSenne Leysen (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNFCarlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) UnitedHealthcare  
DNFSander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFWesley Van Dyck (Bel) Beat Cycling Club  
DNFPeter Lenderink (Ned) SEG Racing Academy  
DNFEamon Lucas (USA) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
DNFWim Kleiman (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFJoey Van Rhee (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFMaarten De Jonge (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFAksel Fischer Aasheim (Nor) Joker Icopal  
DNFHerman Dahl (Nor) Joker Icopal  
DNFAlexander Maes (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex  
DNFMarkus Hoelgaard (Nor) Joker Icopal  
DNFYlber Sefa (Alb) Tarteletto - Isorex  
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFTim Ariesen (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFMartijn Budding (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFJulien Morice (Fra) Vital Concept Cycling Club  
DNFPatrick Müller (Swi) Vital Concept Cycling Club  
DNFKenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFMichaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFCarl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Joker Icopal  
DNFNahom Desale (Eri) Beat Cycling Club  
DNFFlorian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
DNFBram Welten (Ned) Fortuneo-Samsic  
DNFMarko Kump (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFJonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFAdrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFAlan Banaszek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFFrantisek Sisr (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFSergey Lagutin (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
DNFEvgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
DNFEvgeny Kobernyak (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
DNFPolychronis Tzortzakis (Gre) Tarteletto - Isorex  
DNFDaniel Abraham Gebru (Ned) Beat Cycling Club  
DNFAlex Mengoulas (Ned) Beat Cycling Club  
DNFMaxim Rusnac (Mda) Team Differdange Losch  
DNFRick Stemper (Lux) Team Differdange Losch  
DNFJoshua Teasdale (GBr) Team Differdange Losch  
DNFTom Thill (Lux) Team Differdange Losch  
DNFLarry Valvasori (Lux) Team Differdange Losch  
DNFKevin Verwaest (Bel) Team Differdange Losch  
DNFJan Petelin (Lux) Team Differdange Losch  
DNFRoman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
DNSMaxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
DNSZico Waeytens (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNSAndre Looij (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
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