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Brabantse Pijl - Pasqualon, 14th: « I love the Belgian races »

Brabantse Pijl - Pasqualon, 14th: « I love the Belgian races »

Six riders gained a big advantage on the peloton in the beginning of the Brabantse Pijl (1.Pro, 7/10), but they were caught with 39 kilometer to go. During the three local laps in Overijse, the best riders isolated themselves at the front. In the remaining peloton, Andrea Pasqualon was surrounded by Jan Bakelants, Maurits Lammertink and Xandro Meurisse. Finally, favorite Alaphilippe took his victory in the rainbow jersey in a sprint with three. Andrea Pasqualon sprinted to 14th place.

Andrea Pasqualon:
« Top 15 in a race like this is not bad at all, because the level was very high. We came very close to the first group, but the leaders were very strong. I've noticed quite early that the riders from the Tour de France have an advantage. I hope to ride well again next Sunday in Ghent-Wevelgem. I feel very good in the Belgian races. I love this kind of nervous races with typical Belgian courses. We're ready for the Holy Week! »

Brabantse Pijl:
1.Julian Alaphilippe
2.Mathieu Van der Poel
3.Benoît Cosnefroy
14.Andrea Pasqualon +0:25
28.Jan Bakelants +0:32
37.Xandro Meurisse +1:55
62.Maurits Lammertink +4:22
DNF Wesley Kreder
DNF Boy Van Poppel
DNF Pieter Vanspeybrouck