Mauri Vansevenant, rider who will 'never be a winner,' takes Soudal-QuickStep’s 900th victory

Belgian Mauri Vansevenant L of SoudalQuick Step reacts after winning the fifth stage of the 2023 Tour of Oman from Samail Al Fayhaa Resthouse to Jabal Al Akhdhar Green Mountain on February 15 2023 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images
(Image credit: Alex BroadwayGetty Images)

Mauri Vansevenant (Soudal-QuickStep) said over the winter that he would “never be a winner,” but he proved himself wrong with a vengeance on Wednesday at the Tour of Oman.

The 23-year-old Belgian claimed the Soudal-QuickStep team’s 900th win of their history on the Jabal Al Akhdhar summit finish, the toughest of the entire race, and he came within one second of capturing the overall win from Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar).

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.