March 23, 2018, Harelbeke, Flanders, Road - WorldTour


 

Quick-Step Floors put on a master class in Classics racing at E3 Harelbeke, marking every move and sending two riders up the road to create an impossible tactical situation for their rivals.

 

Their push after La Houppe came just as a massive crash fractured the peloton, but it was the attack of Philippe Gilbert on the Taaienberg taht launched eventual winner Niki Terpstra and Yves Lampaert.
 

Although Lampaert was unable to stay with Terpstra, the Dutchman held off an elite chasing group with a remarkable 24km solo effort to win, while Gilbert out-sprinted a small group to make it a Quick-Step 1, 2. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) was third.

 

2018 E3 Harelbeke Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors5:03:34 
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:00:20 
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
4Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
5Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
7Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
8Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
9Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors  
10Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
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