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Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) took the biggest one-day victory of his career Sunday, winning the reduced bunch sprint at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne ahead of French champion Arnaud Démare (FDJ) and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida).
A bunch sprint finish was only confirmed late in the race with Julien Duval (AG2R La Mondiale), Loic Vliegen (BMC Racing) and finally, Julien Vermote (Dimension Data)caught in the finale. Lotto Soudal and LottoNL-Jumbo and chief protagonists in making the catch and setting up the sprint. Groenewegen then finishing the job and adding to his Dubai Tour and Volta ao Algarve stages wins earlier in the month.
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2018 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo||4:51:41|
|2||Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ|
|3||Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida|
|4||Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij|
|5||Justin Jules (Fra) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic|
|6||Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team|
|7||Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy|
|8||Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky|
|9||Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data|
|10||Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert|
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne 201825 February 2018 | Kuurne | 1.HC
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