Pineau smiling again at GP Scherens

Frenchman's first win since 2010 Giro stage

Jerome Pineau (Quick Step) is back to winning ways after claiming an impressive win in the Grote Prijs Jef Scherens - Rondom Leuven. It was the Frenchman’s first win since he won a stage at the Giro d’Italia last May.

Pineau attacked with 3 kilometers remaining on a slight rise, attempting to bridge up to a group of five riders. Once he latched on only Bert Scheirlinckx was able to keep pace. The two men worked together until the final 300 meters, when Pineau launched an unmatchable sprint.

The day became even bright for the Quick Step team with Guillaume Van Keirsbulck securing third place. Much of Pineau’s success was down to the work his teammates did behind, slowing down the fast approaching peloton in the final kilometre.

"It was a very fast race," said Pineau.

"Today in the race I felt really good and I had a great team available to me. I haven't won anything since last year's stage in the Giro d'Italia and I really wanted to be able to raise my arms to the sky. These last two weeks I've had some rough days with my grandfather passing away but I never lost my focus and I always trained well.”

Pineau and his Quick Step teammates will now head to Canada to compete in two UCI races. The Frenchman will then turn his attention to the Worlds in Copenhagen.

“Now we're going to Canada for the two WorldTour dates next weekend. I'd really like to do well to give myself and my team a nice success and score a place for myself in the next world championship in Copenhagen."

Full Results
1Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team4:21:00 
2Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
3Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
4Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
7Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
9Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly  
10Fabien Schmidt (Fra) FDJ  
11Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
12Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team  
13Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
15Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
16Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp  
17Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
18Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
19Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
20Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
22Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
23Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
24Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp  
25Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
26Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
27Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp  
28Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
29Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
31Gil Suray (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
32Philip Lavery (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
33Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
36Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team  
37Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
38Tom Dernies (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
39Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
40Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
41Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
42Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
44Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
45Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:07 
46Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ0:00:09 
47Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
49Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
50Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
51Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:29 
53David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:51 
54Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team  
55Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly  
56Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
57Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
58Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
59Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
60Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
61Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
62Steven De Neef (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
63Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet - Fidea  
64Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
65Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
66Huub Duyn (Ned) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly  
67Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
68Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
69Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
71Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
72Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
73Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
74Sander Helven (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly  
75James Spragg (GBr) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly  
76Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet - Fidea  
77Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
78Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18 
79Rudy Rouet (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:01:24 
80Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp  
81Jens Adams (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus0:01:55 
82Niels Vandyck (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
83Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus0:02:49 
84Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
85Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
86Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
87Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp  
88Jonathan Dewitte (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
89Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly  
90Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
91Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
92Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
93Sander Oostlander (Ned) Cycling Team De Rijke  
94Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
95Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
96Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:03:04 
97Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:05:18 
98Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
99Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp  
100Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:05:34 
101Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:31 
102André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
103Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:07:18 

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