Trentin wins Primus Classic Impanis - Van Petegem

Drucker second, Greipel third from peloton

Matteo Trentin won the Classic Impanis-Van Petegem on Saturday, crossing the line solo to finish off a tactical race that revolved around his Quick-Step Floors team.

Trentin, who won four stages at the recent Vuelta a Espana, was one of four Quick-Step riders in a 15-rider move that emerged towards the end of the Belgian one-day race, and when he accelerated inside the final 10km BMC’s Jempy Drucker was the only one to go with him.

Trentin, not content to wait for a two-up sprint, attacked the BMC rider with a couple of kilometres remaining, comfortably riding away through a brace of tight corners to give himself enough time sit up and celebrate in the home straight.

Drucker took second place, while Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) took third, the German having been part of the peloton that caught the remnants of the front group soon after Trentin and Drucker had gone clear.

It took an hour for a breakaway to form, and when it did there were six riders involved. They were: Martijn Budding (Roompot), Tom Devriendt (Wanty Groupe Gobert), Romain Guillemois (Direct Energie), Guillaume Haag (T.Palm-Pole), Alex Kirsch (WB Veranclassic Aqua) and Kenny Molly (Fortuneo-Oscaro)

They carved out a lead of nearly four minutes but a split in the peloton saw the bunch come roaring back with still over 50km to race. They weren't caught, but they were joined, as 13 riders, including Trentin, clipped across from the peloton. 

Two contenders were taken out of the picture when Mark Cavendish was dropped and Dan McLay crashed, and then the situation up front changed again with 33km to go. Tiesj Benoot, his Lotto Soudal team having led the chase in the peloton, attacked to bridge over to a fraying lead group, taking Gaviria and his leadout man Max Richeze with him. Suddenly Quick-Step had four in a group of 15 and they hit the front while the sting was taken out of the chase. 

Gaviria attacked with 24km to go to encourage other teams in the lead group to take responsibility, while in the peloton behind Direct Energie and Topsport Vlaanderen started to mount a proper chase, with the gap hovering at 20 seconds. 

With 6.5km to go, Trentin ghosted off the front, not so much through an attack as a couple of corners and sustained acceleration. Drucker was on his wheel and suddenly they were away, no one behind willing to take it up. 

The peloton soon came back to that group, but Trentin was soon away on his own to celebrate a victory that confirms him as a favourite for the World Championships next weekend. There would have been quite an inquest, had Quick-Step not won this one. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors4:36:03 
2Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:00:08 
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:00:18 
4Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors  
5Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
6Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
7Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
8Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
9Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
10Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
11Kevyn Ista (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
12Charlie Arimont (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
13Olivier Pardini (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
14Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
15Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
16Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
17Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
18Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
19Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
20Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
21Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
22Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
23Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
24Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
25Franklin Six (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
26Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
27Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
28Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors  
29Niels De Rooze (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex  
30Dennis Coenen (Bel) Cibel - Cebon  
31Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
32Taco Van Der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
33Stijn Devolder (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
34Piotr Havik (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin  
35Gerry Druyts (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice  
36Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
37Roy Jans (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
38Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
39Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (Pol) An Post Chain Reaction  
40Ludovic Robeet (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
41Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Tarteletto - Isorex  
42Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
43Mark Mcnally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
44Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post Chain Reaction  
45Dries De Bondt (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:00:23 
46Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
47Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:00:25 
48Mathias De Witte (Bel) Cibel - Cebon0:00:28 
49Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
50Marvin Tasset (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
51Antoine Warnier (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
52Ludwig De Winter (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
53Wim Reynaerts (Bel) Cibel - Cebon  
54Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Cibel - Cebon0:00:32 
55Anthony Debuy (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
56Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin  
57Robby Cobbaert (Bel) Cibel - Cebon  
58Jordi Van Dingenen (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice  
59Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
60Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
61Antoine Loy (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
62Patrick Müller (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
63Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
64Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
65Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
66Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:39 
67Maximilien Picoux (Bel) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
68Brecht Ruyters (Bel) Cibel - Cebon  
69Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
70Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:42 
71Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:00:44 
72Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
73Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:00:48 
74Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
75Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
76Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:01:01 
77Kenny Molly (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
78Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
79Martijn Budding (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
80Alex Kirsch (Lux) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
81Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
82Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:01:15 
83Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:22 
84Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:32 
85Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:57 
86Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:09 
87Stijn Steels (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:16 
88Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:13 
89Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
90Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie  
91Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
92Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie  
93José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
94Jonathan Couanon (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:06:22 
95Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu Banka-Riga  
96Sean Mckenna (Irl) An Post Chain Reaction  
97Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie0:08:25 
98David Boucher (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice0:09:46 
99Norman Vahtra (Est) AGO-Aqua Service  
100Arthur Baude (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
101Christophe Prémont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
102Jelle Mannaerts (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex  
103Timothy Stevens (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice  
104Edward Walsh (Can) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
105Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Cibel - Cebon  
106Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
107Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
108Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
109Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
110Thomas Gibbons (USA) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
111Johannes De Paepe (Bel) Cibel - Cebon  
112Merlijn Decoster (Bel) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
113Bram Welten (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
114Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
115Pierre Goebeert (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service  
116Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFRuben Pols (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFJohann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNFMark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data  
DNFEnzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFJonathan Breyne (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex  
DNFMartin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFMassimo Vanderaerden (Bel) An Post Chain Reaction  
DNFMikel Aristi (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFMartin Velits (Svk) Quick-Step Floors  
DNFCaine Van Mol (Bel) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFBas Tietema (Ned) An Post Chain Reaction  
DNFMoreno De Pauw (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFBrent Van De Kerkhove (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice  
DNFSander Cordeel (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNFWilliam Elliott (Can) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFJens Wallays (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFMax Emil Boholm Kørner (Nor) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFAlexander Geuens (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice  
DNFJhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNFAdrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension Data  
DNFDavide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
DNFAuxence Buntinx (Bel) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFEtienne Van Empel (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFGuillaume Haag (Bel) T.Palm Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFJonas Goeman (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex  
DNFFrederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFLaurent Pieters (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex  
DNFMarco Mathis (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNFDaniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFKevin Verwaest (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex  
DNFBaptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNSHuub Duijn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNSRyan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNSDylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNSDan Gardner (GBr) An Post Chain Reaction  

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