Six conclusions from E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem

Belgian Wout Van Aert of Team JumboVisma and Italian Matteo Trentin of UAE Team Emirates pictured in action during the GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields cycling race 2475 km from Ieper to Wevelgem Sunday 28 March 2021 BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM Photo by DIRK WAEMBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
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Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) claimed his first classic of the season at Gent-Wevelgem after yet another unpredictable, aggressive and highly entertaining race.

The break of the day formed with 180km still to race, sparking a number of surprises and matter for debate. 

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.