Lampaert takes sixth in chaotic finale

Yves Lampaert confirmed his strong form ahead of the World Championships which will start next week in Australia by racking up another top 10 – his seventh of the season – at the Grand Prix de Fourmies, one of the last appointments of the Coupe de France.

Animated by a strong breakaway that kept fighting until the final seven kilometers, when it was eventually caught, the 197.6km race was controlled by several teams, including Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, who put in a huge amount of work to keep the escapees’ gap in check throughout the day and make sure it would come down to a bunch sprint.

Unfortunately, with three kilometers to go, a massive crash happened on the narrow roads, taking many of the favourites out of contention, including European Champion Fabio Jakobsen, who was caught behind and lost contact with the bunch, which split into numerous small groups. Yves Lampaert was the one who carried the flag for the Wolfpack, and he didn’t disappoint, sprinting against some of the world’s top fast men and taking an impressive sixth Sunday afternoon.

 

Photo credit: ©Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Race details

1 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
4:27:07
2 Dylan Groenewegen
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:00
3 Amaury Capiot
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:00
4 Stefano Oldani
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:00
5 Jason Tesson
St Michel - Auber93
0:00
6 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
7 Julien Simon
TotalEnergies
0:00
8 Marc Sarreau
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
9 Emīls Liepiņš
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
10 Luca Mozzato
-
0:00
21 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
62 Martin Svrček
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:41
137 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:41
138 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:41
141 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:44
144 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:08

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