Jungels proves too strong for the rest with solo win at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
Deceuninck-QuickStep's Bob Jungels made it two wins out of two for the Belgian WorldTour team after the Luxembourg road race champion soloed to victory at the 2019 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne one-day race – just a day after his teammate Zdenek Stybar had opened the spring Classics season with victory at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
At this point, Patrick Lefevere's team looks well on course to try to match the 73 wins they took during the 2018 season, and Jungels demonstrated that dominance and consistency with a well-taken triumph in the western Belgian town of Kuurne ahead of Team Sky's Owain Doull and Direct Energie's Niki Terpstra.
Jungels made his final move with 16km to go, having been active all race, and brought it home to win by 12 seconds over Welshman Doull, who was nevertheless delighted with his own performance.
"I saw that I was the strongest and a 15km time trial is something I can do," Jungels told the press after the race. "We've won twice this weekend, and the boss will be happy, too."
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