Neilands wins Dwars door het Hageland

Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy)

Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) scored the biggest win of his career, taking out a daring solo victory in the Dwars door het Hageland. The Latvian champion escaped on a section of gravel with Veranda's Willems-Crelan rider Sean De Bie, but when the Belgian punctured, Neilands was forced to go it alone.

Neilands also punctured with 20km to go, but still managed to hold onto a 33-second advantage at the line - plenty of time to put on an extended victory salute - to take the win.

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) distanced Gianni Vermeersch (Beobank-Corendon) to claim second place.

"What a day, what can I say - it was a great day for the team, and we rode really strong today. I felt really good. It's one of the best days of my career," Neilands said.

The Latvian was part of a large breakaway that went early in the race, and still with 50km to go, he went on the attack.

"The first part was really hard for me, and I didn't know how it would be later," Neilands said. "But I felt better and better. We were there around 15 to 20 guys in the last two hours, and then Sean De Bie attacked, and I saw that the guys were not interested to work in the breakaway - so I saw him attack and said I would follow."

While De Bie's puncture on a gravel sector spelled the end of his time out front, Neilands managed to get a quick wheel change when he flatted and lost only a fraction of his minute's lead.

Viviani, who like Neilands raced the Giro d'Italia, said he was really targeting the race and was impressed that Neilands managed to stay away.

"The two guys in front were really strong," Viviani said. The guy who won today was really impressive, because he punctured with 20km to go and he still arrived with 35 seconds. Behind we were all at the limit and there wasn't a real collaboration. Chapeau to him because he did a real number today."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy4:34:47
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:00:33
3Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Corendon-CircusRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 3 - Cell 2
5Sean De Bie (Bel) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 4 - Cell 2
6Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:43
7Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:53
8Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:00
9Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:01
10Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:19
11Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Cibel-CebonRow 10 - Cell 2
12Julius van Den Berg (Ned) SEG Racing Academy0:01:28
13Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:51
14Sjoerd van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij2:02:05
15Tim Merlier (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:02:05
16Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:13
17Emiel Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:02:15
18Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy0:02:23
19Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Quick-Step Floors0:02:26
20Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:03:48
21Jens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-VastgoedserviceRow 20 - Cell 2
22Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:03:52
23Alex Mengoulas (Ned) Beat Cycling ClubRow 22 - Cell 2
24Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 23 - Cell 2
25Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vital Concept ClubRow 24 - Cell 2
26Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:58
27Michael Boros (Cze) Pauwels Sauzen-VastgoedserviceRow 26 - Cell 2
28Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:04:05
29Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 28 - Cell 2
30Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport0:04:15
31Andrew Leigh (GBr) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 30 - Cell 2
32Jan Willem van Schip (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 31 - Cell 2
33Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:04:17
34Huub Duijn (Ned) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 33 - Cell 2
35Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:04:21
36Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy0:04:23
37Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:04:25
38Justin Jules (Fra) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 37 - Cell 2
39Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy0:04:27
40Michiel Dieleman (Bel) Cibel-Cebon0:04:31
41Dylan Bouwmans (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 40 - Cell 2
42Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:05:10
43Daan Soete (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions0:05:19
44Piotr Havik (Ned) Beat Cycling Club0:08:44
45Jasper de Laat (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 44 - Cell 2
46Jordi Meeus (Bel) SEG Racing AcademyRow 45 - Cell 2
47Ruben Scheire (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex0:08:46
48Laurens Sweeck (Bel) ERA0:09:11
49Florian Senechal (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 48 - Cell 2
50Alvaro Hodeg (Col) Quick-Step FloorsRow 49 - Cell 2
51August Jensen (Nor) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 50 - Cell 2
52Aksel Nõmmela (Est) Beat Cycling ClubRow 51 - Cell 2
53Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 52 - Cell 2
54Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Arjen Livyns (Bel) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 54 - Cell 2
DNFSeppe Rombouts (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-VastgoedserviceRow 55 - Cell 2
DNFJos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 56 - Cell 2
DNFFloris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 57 - Cell 2
DNFLudovic Robeet (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 58 - Cell 2
DNFYannick Peeters (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-VastgoedserviceRow 59 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Wagner (Ger) LottoNL-JumboRow 60 - Cell 2
DNFTim Ariesen (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFRobbert de Greef (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFElmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFBrian van Goethem (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 64 - Cell 2
DNFBen Turner (GBr) Corendon-CircusRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFDries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFStijn Devolder (Bel) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFStijn Steels (Bel) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFStan Godrie (Ned) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFPiet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFMaxime Farazijn (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFSergio Rodriguez Reche (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFMark McNally (GBr) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 73 - Cell 2
DNFTom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon-CircusRow 74 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Spengler (Swi) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 75 - Cell 2
DNFMarcel Meisen (Ger) Corendon-CircusRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFDavid van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-CircusRow 77 - Cell 2
DNFMathieu van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-CircusRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFKevyn Ista (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 79 - Cell 2
DNFJimmy Duquennoy (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFLudwig De Winter (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFDiether Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-VastgoedserviceRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFFranklin Six (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFWietse Bosmans (Bel) ERARow 84 - Cell 2
DNFJarno Gmelich Meijling (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFWim Reynaerts (Bel) Cibel-CebonRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFBrecht Ruyters (Bel) Cibel-CebonRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFRobby Cobbaert (Bel) Cibel-CebonRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFGiorgios Stavrakakis (Gre) SEG Racing AcademyRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFCees Bol (Ned) SEG Racing AcademyRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Lenderink (Ned) SEG Racing AcademyRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFMarten Kooistra (Ned) SEG Racing AcademyRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFMinne Verboom (Ned) SEG Racing AcademyRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Boucher (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFJelle Cant (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFArne De Groote (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFJelle Mannaerts (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFAitor Gonzalez Prieto (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFJasper Hamelink (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFDanny Maas (Ned) Beat Cycling ClubRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFTijmen Eising (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFRobbie van Bakel (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFJim Lindenburg (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFEli Iserbyt (Bel) Marlux-BingoalRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux-BingoalRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Joseph (Bel) Marlux-BingoalRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFAngelo De Clercq (Bel) Marlux-BingoalRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFTijl Pauwels (Bel) Marlux-BingoalRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux-BingoalRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFSander Armee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFJens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto SoudalRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFKevin De Jonghe (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Fournier (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFAdam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue SportRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Fenn (GBr) Aqua Blue SportRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFLasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue SportRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFMichel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue SportRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFCasper Pedersen (Den) Aqua Blue SportRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFConor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue SportRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFAritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFAnder Barrenetxea Uriarte (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFJulen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFEnrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFGotzon Udondo Santamaria (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFMihkel Räim (Est) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFJohannes De Paepe (Bel) Cibel-CebonRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFBert De Backer (Bel) Vital Concept ClubRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFDennis Coenen (Bel) Cibel-CebonRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFAdrien Garel (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFLorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 131 - Cell 2
DNFJulien Morice (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 132 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Mottier (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 133 - Cell 2
DNFMarco Coledan (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFLuca Raggio (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFEugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFSimone Bevilacqua (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFFilippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFDaan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Beat Cycling ClubRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFNahom Desale (Eri) Beat Cycling ClubRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Abraham Gebru (Ned) Beat Cycling ClubRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFGuy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 143 - Cell 2

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