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The Dutch rider came across the line 26 seconds ahead of the chasing group led to the line by Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) and Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix).
It was a fast edition, covering 184km in less than four hours in temperatures more suited to midsummer than late March. The heat withered pre-race favourites Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep).
But Van Baarle, who chased behind the leaders in the E3 Saxo Bank and Gent-Wevelgem Classics, opted to push his chips early and go away solo. The chasing group featured Classics favourites like Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) and powerhouses Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka-Assos) and Luke Durbridge (BikeExchange) but even working together they could not being the flying Dutchman back.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers||3:58:59|
|2||Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis||0:00:26|
|3||Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix|
|4||Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep|
|5||Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal|
|6||Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates|
|7||Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team|
|8||Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie|
|9||Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep|
|10||Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo|
Dwars door Vlaanderen 202131 March 2021 | Roeselare | WorldTour
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