Faceplant can't keep Vanmarcke from fourth podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

NINOVE BELGIUM FEBRUARY 27 Podium Sep Vanmarcke of Belgium and Team Israel StartUp Nation Celebration during the 76th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2021 Mens Race a 2005km race from Ghent to Ninove OmloopHNB OHN21 FlandersClassic on February 27 2021 in Ninove Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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After a four-year stint at the team from Jonathan Vaughters, Belgian Classics specialist Sep Vanmarcke signed a three-year deal for Israel Start-Up Nation. The 32-year-old quadruple Paris-Roubaix and double Tour of Flanders podium finisher once again targets these two Monuments in 2021. 

The last few years, his run for glory was often marred by a crash during the preceding races. At Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, at the 115km-mark, there was a crash in the peloton with Vanmarcke.

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