The Italian has been racing aggressively throughout the Spring Classics, but before Wednesday, his efforts earned at best a seventh place in Gent-Wevelgem. But in Overijse, Colbrelli's sprinting prowess was a level above that of the riders who joined him on the attack in the final 40km of the race - thanks in part to a series of attacks that he himself put in to whittle down the group.
Tiejs Benoot (Lotto Soudal) came in third just ahead of teammate Tim Wellens.
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