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Not since 1981 had a rider won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem in the same season until Greg Van Avermaet matched the feats of Jan Raas by holding off Orica-Scott's Jens Keukeleire in a sprint finish. World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) rounded out the podium.
The Olympic champion was in the thick of the action all day long before making the winning move in the closing kilometres. He was joined by Keukeleire, Sagan, Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors), and Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) however the five-man group struggled to co-operate. Sensing the moment, Van Avermaet and Keukeleire made their move which they held to the line.
Despite slowing up in the final kilometre for the tactical sprint, it came down to the two-man sprint with Van Avermaet continuing his winning start to the season. The BMC rider will start the Tour of Flanders as the favourite as he acknowledged post race.
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2017 Gent-Wevelgem Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team||5:39:05|
|2||Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott|
|3||Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe||0:00:06|
|4||Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors|
|5||John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo|
|6||Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step Floors|
|7||Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal|
|8||Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb|
|9||Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors|
|10||Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Emirates|
Gent - Wevelgem 201726 March 2017 | Flanders | WorldTour
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