Iljo Keisse took another road tour in Putte-Kapellen. Together with former Belgian champion Dries de Bondt, she topped the final award poster.
Both offer value for money. After a short night – he decided to participate only at the last minute – Keisse quickly dived into the cockpit of the peloton.
He could not pass an attack. De Bondt was more successful. Halfway through the race, he was aboard a pioneer group of 17 riders.
In the quest, Casey can count on the work of the continental teams Abloc and Tarteletto-Isorex. Just before the last lap, they met the leaders.
A signal for Keisse to clap the whip again. In the last kilometers, he and de Bondt formed a leading group of eight riders.
They couldn’t stay ahead. However, the closing award got its own traditional race.
Arne Marit gave his Topsport team Vlaanderen – Baloise a nice farewell gift (next season he will be racing the Interarché – Wanty – Gobert). Coen Vermeltfoort had to narrowly surrender on the Belgian-Dutch border.
And Keisse? He came tired in about 30th.
- Arne Marit – 167 km at 3h26’14 “
- Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) – Same time
- Milan Fritten
- Emile Vermeulen
- Benjamin Declerc
- Sebastian Larsen (No)
- Thomas Kubicki (China)
- Gil de Heger
- Brent van der Eiken
- Kobe FanoverShield
- Dries de Bundt
- Intel Vandevelde
- LINERT Rains
- Michael Stockman
- Tristan Scherbenberg
Iljo Keisse finished 33rd, 9 seconds behind the winner.