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Dwars door Vlaanderen 2018, Lampaert manages an encore

Yves Lampaert overtakes the cold Flemish rain and wins the 2018 Dwars door Vlaanderen. The twenty-six years old takes the double win after having achieved the success on the 2017 edition of this race. Quick Step Floors rider won by attacking at the flame rouge and crossing the finish line solo after 181 kilometers of racing. Mike Theunissen (Sunweb) finished in second and Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First – Drapac) stepped on the podium in third. Together with the ones who have been just mentioned in addiction to Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) and Mads Pedersen (Trek – Segafredo) Lampaert attacked with over 20 kilometers remaining on the ascent to Vossenhol and opened a significant gap over the chasers. The sprint for sixth is won by Zdenek Stybar (Quick Step Floors) who, together with Niki Terpstra, worked with a view to preserving the gap achieved by Lampaert and the other attackers. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) finished in the chasing group, achieving an extraordinary eleventh place in Waregem.

Dwars door Vlaanderen 2018 Results

1 LAMPAERT Yves BEL QUICK – STEP FLOORS 27 04:09:40
2 TEUNISSEN Mike NED TEAM SUNWEB 26 00:00:02
3 VANMARCKE Sep BEL TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST – DRAPAC 30 00:00:02
4 HAGEN Edvald Boasson NOR TEAM DIMENSION DATA 31 00:00:02
5 PEDERSEN Mads DEN TREK – SEGAFREDO 23 00:00:02
6 ŠTYBAR Zdenek CZE QUICK – STEP FLOORS 33 00:00:29
7 BENOOT Tiesj BEL LOTTO SOUDAL 24 00:00:30
8 VAN AVERMAET Greg BEL BMC RACING TEAM 33 00:00:59
9 TERPSTRA Niki NED QUICK – STEP FLOORS 34 00:00:59
10 STUYVEN Jasper BEL TREK – SEGAFREDO 26 00:00:59
11 VALVERDE Alejandro ESP MOVISTAR TEAM 38 00:00:59
12 MOSCON Gianni ITA TEAM SKY 24 00:00:59
13 ROOSEN Timo NED TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO 25 00:00:59
14 NIELSEN Magnus Cort DEN ASTANA PRO TEAM 25 00:02:42
15 DEGENKOLB John GER TREK – SEGAFREDO 29 00:02:42

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