The race was won by Stéphane Hennebert who beat the Frenchman Anthony Rokia in the final sprint. The Dutchman Hiemstra, Hans De Clercq, Vanderaerden, the Dan Hoj, the Ukraine rider Pankov, Verstrepen, the Frenchman Magnien and Moureau, the Frenchman Pillon and Rudi Verdonck and Peter Wuyts, and two IJsboerke riders, launched the attack.
In Bierbeek, the top group had a gap of almost 2 minutes. But the peloton reacted. Hoj, Verstrepen and Wuyts attempted to escape. By the time they has started the first finishing lap, Hoj and the other two leaders, Verstrepen and Wuyts were joined by Heyndrickx, Rokia, Hennebert, Feys, Rosolinski and Lamour. The Pole Rosolinski continued with the pace, as did Verstrepen, who had driven hard the whole race. From the peloton there were several lone attacks. Verdeyen tried first and led for a short time. During the last climb of Wijnpersstraat Hennebert attacked. The Walloon rider was countered by the Frenchman Rokia who tried to launch his own attack up th Keizersberg. Hennebert went again. That was the final attack. "I knew I was faster than Rokia." said Hennebert. "Last year the Frenchman and I were teammates at Cedico, and we got to know each other enough" said Hennebert who enjoyed the second win for his team on the same day with his teammate Franky De Buyst winning in Meulebeke.
1. Stéphane Hennebert (Bel) 4.09.00 2. Anthony Rokia (Fra) 3. Frank Höj (Den) 0.40 4. Claude Lamour (Fra) 5. Wim Feys 6. Christ Hendryckx 7. Peter Wuyts 0.48 8. Grzegorz Rosolinski (Pol) 1.28 9. Raimundas Rumsas (Lit) 2.03 10. Oleg Pankov (Ukr) 2.07 11. Raymond Meijs (Ned) 12. Eddy Torrekens 13. Christophe Detilloux 14. Robbie Vandaele 15. Bart Vanstockstraeten 16. Dariusz Wojciechowski (Pol) 17. Sébastien Demarbaix 2.11 18. Erik Dekker (Ned) 19. André Korff (Ger) 20. Ronny Assez 21. Bart Everaert 22. Luc Roosen 23. Sven Nijs 2.35 24. Grégory Schoelens 25. Johan Van Nueten 26. Chris Peers 27. Johan De Geyter 28. Wim Heselmans 29. Jan Verstraeten 30. Stig Kristiansen (Nor)