Matteo Trentin takes solo victory at Primus Classic
Sep 16 2017 05:56 pm CET

Matteo Trentin takes solo victory at Primus Classic
Matteo Trentin takes solo victory at Primus Classic
Photo of Matteo Trentin © Mary Cárdenas /

Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) has won the Primus Classic. The rider is the first Italian to win the race, and he did so crossing the finish line by himself.

After an impressive Vuelta a España in which the rider won four stages, Trentin also took the victory in the Belgian classic, proving to be in good shape ahead of the World Championships.

The day started with an escape of six riders. Martijn Budding (Roompot- Nederlandse Loterij), Tom Devriendt (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Romain Guillemois (Direct Energie), Guillaume Haag (T.Palm-Pole Continental Wallon), Alex Kirsch (Wb-Veranclassic Aqua Protect) and Kenny Molly (Fortuneo Oscaro) got caught with around 50 kilometres to go.

Soon, the peloton split in two and a very strong front group built a gap with the rest. Even though Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) was one of the favourites to win the stage, and even tried to escape from the head of the race, the anticipated mass sprint never happened.

At four kilometres from the end, Trentin and Jempy Drucker (BMC) attacked from the front group and nobody else could stay at their wheel. Two kilometers later, the Italian tried his luck and showed that he had the better legs at this point of the race, riding away and crossing the finish line on his own.

Drucker was second in the race and Lotto-Soudal's Andre Greipel came in third.



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