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Ackermann wins Gooikse Pijl

Pascal Ackermann is happy after winning stage 1 at Deutschland Tour
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) eased to victory in the Gooikse Pijl, beating Alberto Dainese (SEG Racing Academy) and Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) in a sprint finish in Gooik.

The German sprinter took his 11th win of 2019 in dominant fashion, finishing more than a bike length ahead of Dainese in the dash to the line. 

With the breakaway caught on the final lap of nine, it was never going to end in anything other than a mass sprint finish. Despite some counter-attacks over the hills  – including pre-Worlds leg testers from Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team), the peloton remained together to the finish, setting up Ackermann's run to victory.

Brief results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
2Alberto Dainese (Ita) SEG Racing Academy
3Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
4Riccardo Minali (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
5Arvid De Kleijn (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam
6Herman Dahl (Nor) Joker Fuel of Norway
7Jori Stallaert (Bel) Corendon-Circus
8Jordi Warlop (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
9Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
10Roy Jans (Bel) Corendon-Circus
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Daniel Ostanek

Daniel Ostanek has been a staff writer at Cyclingnews since August 2019, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later part-time production editor. Before Cyclingnews, he was published in numerous publications around the cycling world, including Procycling, CyclingWeekly, CyclingTips, Cyclist, and Rouleur, among others. As well as reporting and writing news, Daniel runs the 'How to watch' content on Cyclingnews and takes on live race text coverage throughout the season.

Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, and has interviewed a number of the sport's biggest stars, including Egan Bernal, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, and Anna van der Breggen. Daniel rides a 2002 Landbouwkrediet Colnago C40 and his favourite races are Tro-Bro Léon, Strade Bianche, and the Vuelta a España.

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