Ukrainian Andrei Tchmil dropped break companion Ludovic Auger, a Frenchman known in his team as "le Flahute" (a French nickname for the Flemish) 3km from the finish at Waregem for his first win of the season. Johan Museeuw made a careful re-entry to racing after his crash in Milano-San Remo, abandoning after 180km.
Johan Museeuw started but stopped after 185 km with pain in his left shoulder, which was injured during the final stages of Milan-San Remo.
1. Andrej Tchmil (Ukr) Lotto 203 km in 4.50.00 2. Ludovic Auger (Fra) Big Mat-Auber + 0.10 3. Hans de Clercq (Bel) Palmans + 0.44 4. Lars Michaelsen (Den) TVM 5. Martin Hvastija (Slo) Cantina Tollo 6. Peter van Petegem (Bel) TVM 7. Leon van Bon (Ned) Rabobank 8. Jo Planckaert (Bel) Lotto all s.t. 9. Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Vlaanderen + 1.23 10. Geert van Bondt (Bel) Vlaanderen + 1.28 11. Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei + 1.38 12. Rob McEwen (Aus) Rabobank + 2.05 13. Servais Knaven (Ned) TVM s.t. 14. Marco Milesi (Ita) Brescialat + 2.08 15. Nico Mattan (Bel) Mapei + 2.10 16. Axel Merckx (Bel) Polti + 2.17