Bagioli shows good form in first race since Le Tour

Druivenkoers Overijse welcomed the riders Wednesday afternoon with a testing 192km course which contained plenty of narrow roads, tight corners, and top it all, twenty-two hills, the last of which was to be crested just a couple of kilometers from the finish.

Victorious here at the past two editions, our team came at the start with big expectations, but was hit by bad luck on the last lap, with around 24 kilometers to go, when Davide Ballerini – one of the Wolfpack’s cards for the finale, who had been very active up until that point – crashed and abandoned, fortunately without any major consequences.

On the Moskesstraat, where the big attacks came and the peloton fragmented, Andrea Bagioli came very close to making it in the front group that emerged over the top and from where the day’s winner, Matis Louvel (Arkea Samsic), emerged. The Italian remained prominent in the chasing group, who missed out on catching the Frenchman for just a couple of seconds, and took a solid 13th place at the finish, a result which bodes well for his next races.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Matis Louvel
Team Arkéa Samsic
4:24:38
2 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
0:08
3 Dries Van Gestel
TotalEnergies
0:08
4 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:13
5 Kenneth Van Rooy
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:14
6 Sandy Dujardin
TotalEnergies
0:14
7 Axel Zingle
Cofidis
0:14
8 Jasper De Buyst
Lotto Soudal
0:14
9 Milan Menten
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:14
10 Lasse Norman Hansen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:14
13 Andrea Bagioli
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:14
69 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:58
79 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:58
80 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:58
DNF Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-04:24:38
DNF Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-04:24:38
DNF Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-04:24:38

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