Veteran Eeckhout goes down fighting at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne saw Niko Eeckhout (An Post-Sean Kelly), the grand old man of the peloton at the age of 41, feature off the front of the peloton for a long time and he only threw in the towel in the final kilometers. The experienced Belgian always knew that the breakaway wouldn’t stay away but “Rambo” preferred to go down fighting rather than ride for an anonymous top 10 result behind eventual winner Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling).

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