Yves Lampaert wins Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne: The weather was absolutely crazy, but we absolutely loved it
Oct 22 2020 04:41 am CET

Yves Lampaert wins Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne: The weather was absolutely crazy, but we absolutely loved it
Yves Lampaert wins Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne: The weather was absolutely crazy, but we absolutely loved it
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Yves Lampaert has taken a solo win at the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne. The Belgian attacked in the last part of the race and managed to take his first win of the season.

The weather was a decisive factor in the race from the start. The hard winds caused echelons that broke the field into several pieces and the organisation of the race was forced to make it shorter to avoid any dangerous situations.

With 15 kilometres to go, ten men remained in front, including four of Deceuninck-Quick-Step. Several attacks happened in the last stretch and Lampaert did the winning move with 4 kilometres to go, he managed to create a good gap with the rest and his teammates successfully controlled the chasers.

On the last race of his season, Lampaert took his first victory of a difficult year in which he also suffered from a collarbone injury. "We did a wonderful job and we can be proud of ourselves," said the former Belgian national champion at the end of the race. "The team dominated the race, worked very hard from the beginning and I am happy I could finish it off on this day ravaged by brutal winds. The weather was absolutely crazy, but we absolutely loved it, remained focused all the time and gave everything.

"It's great to finish off the season in such a manner, but what makes me even more happy is that I could have Tim – which everybody knows what a hard-working guy is – by my side on the podium. We can't wait to celebrate this victory and the end of the season with a huge portion of fries."




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