Race ReportIn the final moments of the race Robbie Vandaele stormed out the group to win. With this success the professional from Torhout, Belgium scored his third win for the season. The rider from the Ipso team enjoyed the success of the hard labour that he has put in.
The race broke open early. After a group broke away, 15 riders then attacked at the 60 kms mark. They were: Beeckman, Heynderickx, Gilmore, Rubrecht, Van Lancker, Spaenhoven, Van Slijcke, Mc Grory, Poppe, Van Der Steen, Leysen, Heyndryckx, Streel, Piil and Vandaele. Two riders attacked out of this group.
The Danish track rider Piil got the wheel of the West Fleming rider (Vandaele) and the two of them gained a maximum gap of around 20 seconds. Vandaele With the TVM and Palmans riders chasing them down, Vandaele benefitted from the good work of his team-mates Beeckman and Poppe and got to the line alone.
Race distance - 170 kms:
1. Robby Vandaele (Torhout) 3.46.00 2. Jean-Pierre Heynderickx 0.03 3. Steven de Jongh (Ned) 4. Scott McGrory (Australia) 5. Marc Streel 6. Brian Dalgaard (Den) 7. Koen Beeckman 8. Jan Poppe 9. Bart Leysen 10. Jason Philips (Australia) 11. Kurt Van Lancker 12. Pedro Rubrecht 13. Christ Hendryckx 14. Matthew Gilmore (Australia) 15. Niels van der Steen (Ned) 16. Vincent Cali (Fra) 17. Johan De Geyter 0.17 18. Peter Spaenhoven 0.22 19. Rik Van Slijcke 0.25 20. Phil Jacob (Australia) 0.45 21. Franky Van Haesebroucke 22. Oleg Pankov (Rus) 23. Filip Meirhaeghe 24. Masahiko Mifune (Jap) 25. Marat Ganeev (Rus) 26. Gregory Schoelens 27. Steven Van Malderghem 28. Vital Timmermans (Ned) 29. Jeanot Deriemacker 30. David McKenzie (Australia) 62 starters Belgian unless noted