February 26, 2017, Kuurne, Kuurne , Road - 1.HC

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After just missing out the day before, Peter Sagan notched up his first victory of the season with an impressive showing at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, beating last year’s winner Jasper Stuyven.

Sagan was the only rider from the race-winning break at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to make the cut at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Defending champion Stuyven initiated the move as the race approached the final, local laps and was soon joined by Sagan, Matteo Trentin, Luke Rowe and Tiesj Benoot. Despite a heavy load of work in the build-up to the move and four riders up front, BMC Racing missed out completely.

In the final kilometre, Trentin decided to try and go long, but he didn’t have enough gas to take the move to the line. He was quickly brought back into the group before Sagan launched his sprint with 200 metres to go. The world champion did so right from the back of the five-man break and looked untouchable as he drove to the line. Stuyven claimed second while Rowe beat Benoot for the final podium spot.

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Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora - Hansgrohe4:37:49 
2Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek - Segafredo  
3Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
4Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
5Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:00:06 
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
8Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Zdenek Štybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors  
10Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha - Alpecin  

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