Jake Stewart continues to impress with second in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Team GroupamaFDJ British rider Jake Stewart team Deceuninck QuickStep Italian rider Davide Ballerini and team Israel StartUp Nation Belgian rider Sep Vanmarcke pose on the podium of the World Tour 2021 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad one day semiclassic cycling race from Gent to Ninove on February 27 2021 Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN Belga AFP Belgium OUT Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBelgaAFP via Getty Images
Jake Stewart (left) on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

British first-year pro Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ) took the biggest result of his career on Saturday with second place behind Davide Ballerini in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

For Stewart, the result was a continuation of his fine start to the season, and his pedigree for Belgian one-day racing that stretches back to his U23 days.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.