No luck for Lotto-Soudal in Gent-Wevelgem breakaway

When Jürgen Roelandts launched a solo attack in extremely windy conditions at nearly 80 kilometres from the finish in Gent-Wevelgem his chances to win the race seemed slim. The Belgian 29-year-old managed to ride away from an elite chase group, that also featured teammate Jens Debusschere, and build up a lead of more than two minutes. Sadly, his heroic ride was brought to an end with 17km to the finish line, and his hard work didn’t pay dividends for the Lotto-Soudal team as Debusschere failed to profit from his protected position in the chase group. Debusschere finished fifth and Roelandts seventh.

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