Narváez shows his Classics potential by joining Van der Poel's attack

Jhonatan Narvaez on the attack with Mathieu van der Poel at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
Jhonatan Narváez on the attack with Mathieu van der Poel at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tom Pidcock secured third place for Ineos Grenadiers at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne but the performance of the day at the British team arguably came from fellow young rider Jhonatan Narváez, who audaciously joined Mathieu van der Poel’s attack with 85km to go and then worked with the Dutchman in the break until being swept up by the peloton with just two kilometres remaining. 

Narváez was the first rider from Ecuador ever to ride Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and also impressed at Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, where he finished in the front group that fought for victory in the sprint finish.

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