Stuyven wins GP de Wallonie

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) sprinted to victory Wednesday at the GP de Wallonie after launching successive attacks in the final 25km of the 205.9km Belgian one-day race from Blegny to Citadelle de Namur. Cofidis' Dimitri Claeys finished second, followed by Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic) in third.

"I felt really one of the strongest in the race today, and it's a great feeling to finish it off and grab the win to thank the team for their amazing job," said Stuyven, who claimed his second win of 2018 after taking stage 4 at the Binck Bank Tour last month.

"This was a big goal for me today," he said. "I know this race, I love this race and have performed well here as a U23 racing with the pros at that time. All in all, I have had good results in the last weeks, and that is motivating to keep going full to the end of the season. It's not a secret that I would like to grab another win this season. There's a few beautiful races in my schedule, and I want to give my all and grab my third win."

Stuyven's team worked with Cofidis to pull back a five-rider breakaway to set up the fireworks ahead of the finale. Stuyven's attack with 25km to go created the first big selection in the bunch. As the reduced peloton started to close in on the lead group, Stuyven attacked again with 16km to go and was joined by eight riders to create a lead group of nine as five riders slipped away from the bunch and tried to bridge.

Stuyven drove the pace over the final kilometres, but the five chasers latched on in the closing 500 metres. Stuyven dug deep to hang onto the front positons going into the final corner, emerging from the turn first and holding off any challengers at the line.

"It was a pity that in the finale a few riders came back, and I had no one there to help, but Michael (Gogl) was still suffering from the jetlag," Stuyven said. "But I had good legs, so I didn't panic. When Barguil went at 1.5kms to go, I knew this was the move I had to counter. I decided to keep going full gas, and obviously, this meant I was racing in the front really early, but I knew that if I could take the last corner first, not many would be able to pass me."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo5:14:28
2Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Warren Barguil (Fra) Fortuneo-SamsicRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 3 - Cell 2
5Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 4 - Cell 2
6Huub Duijn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:00:05
7Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:07
8Jeremy Cabot (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 7 - Cell 2
9Kevin Reza (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 8 - Cell 2
10Sean Bennett (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon0:00:08
11Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:12
12Romain Seigle (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 11 - Cell 2
13João Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon0:00:14
14Robbert de Greef (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij0:00:16
15Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:00:23
16Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26
17Rui Oliveira (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon0:00:27
18Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:47
19Taco van der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jérémy Maison (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:00:51
21Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ0:00:54
22Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:59
23Patrick Müller (Swi) Vital Concept ClubRow 22 - Cell 2
24Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 23 - Cell 2
25Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:03
26Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:01:28
27Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:34
28Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:37
29Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 28 - Cell 2
30Adam Lewis (GBr) T.Palm-Pôle Continental WallonRow 29 - Cell 2
31Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Mathias De Witte (Bel) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 31 - Cell 2
33Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 32 - Cell 2
34Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 33 - Cell 2
35Pierre Idjouadiene (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 34 - Cell 2
36Martijn Budding (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 35 - Cell 2
37Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-SegafredoRow 36 - Cell 2
38Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 37 - Cell 2
39Nicolas Prodhomme (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 38 - Cell 2
40Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 39 - Cell 2
41Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 40 - Cell 2
42Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Team Vorarlberg SanticRow 41 - Cell 2
43Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 42 - Cell 2
44Sjoerd van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 43 - Cell 2
45Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:43
46Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:07
48Abram Stockman (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex0:02:24
49Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:28
50Michiel Stockman (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 49 - Cell 2
51Tom Van Vuchelen (Bel) AGO-Aqua ServiceRow 50 - Cell 2
52Maxime Vantomme (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:02:32
53Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:34
54Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 53 - Cell 2
55Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 54 - Cell 2
56Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:39
57Yann Pestiaux (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service0:02:42
58Floris Gerts (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 57 - Cell 2
59Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:02:59
60Arnaud Courteille (Fra) Vital Concept Club0:03:06
61Kevyn Ista (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:03:13
62Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) AGO-Aqua Service0:03:16
63Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:19
64Tom Wirtgen (Lux) AGO-Aqua Service0:03:21
65Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:26
66Eliot Lietaer (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 65 - Cell 2
67Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:33
68Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:04:27
69Ylber Sefa (Alb) Tarteletto-Isorex0:07:13
70Antoine Warnier (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:07:16
71Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 70 - Cell 2
72Jerome Mainard (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 71 - Cell 2
73Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 72 - Cell 2
74Ruben Scheire (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 73 - Cell 2
75Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 74 - Cell 2
76Arthur Pagnaer (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental WallonRow 75 - Cell 2
77Julien Mortier (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 76 - Cell 2
78Yorick Slagmulders (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental WallonRow 77 - Cell 2
79Félix Dopchie (Bel) AGO-Aqua ServiceRow 78 - Cell 2
80Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 79 - Cell 2
81Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 80 - Cell 2
82Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 81 - Cell 2
83August Jensen (Nor) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 82 - Cell 2
84Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 83 - Cell 2
85Simon Sellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:21
86Arjen Livyns (Bel) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 85 - Cell 2
87Thomas Joly (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:07:39
88Brian van Goethem (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij0:07:48
89Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept Club0:09:56
90Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:12:01
91Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-SegafredoRow 90 - Cell 2
92Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-SegafredoRow 91 - Cell 2
93David Boucher (Bel) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 92 - Cell 2
94Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 93 - Cell 2
95Lawrence Naesen (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 94 - Cell 2
96Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 95 - Cell 2
97Julien Morice (Fra) Vital Concept ClubRow 96 - Cell 2
98Andrew Leigh (GBr) Tarteletto-IsorexRow 97 - Cell 2
99Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 98 - Cell 2
100Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 99 - Cell 2
101Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 100 - Cell 2
102Dries De Bondt (Bel) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 101 - Cell 2
103Tomas Petit (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental WallonRow 102 - Cell 2
104Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 103 - Cell 2


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