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Evenepoel solos to Gullegem Koerse kermesse win

Evenepoel solos to Gullegem Koerse kermesse win

Remco Evenepoel celebrates his win at Gullegem Koerse (Image credit: Peter De Voecht/PN/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Evenepoel heads up the podium alongside Sasha Weemaes and Jarne Van Grieken…

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Remco Evenepoel celebrates his win at Gullegem Koerse (Image credit: Peter De Voecht/PN/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Evenepoel heads up the podium alongside Sasha Weemaes and Jarne Van Grieken (Image credit: Peter De Voecht/PN/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Evenepoel among the lead group before his race-winning attack (Image credit: Peter De Voecht/PN/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Remco Evenepoel added another win to his packed 2022 palmarès on Tuesday, soloing to victory at the Belgian kermesse race Gullegem Koerse.

Gullegem Koerse might not be an official UCI event, but the 78th edition of the 171km race was hotly contested. Major names taking part included Greg Van Avermaet and Oliver Naesen (AG2R Citroën) along with Sep Vanmarcke (Israel-Premier Tech), Niki Terpstra (TotalEnergies), and Tom Devriendt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert).

22-year-old Evenepoel made it three wins in three editions for QuickStep-AlphaVinyl , taking a solo victory after leaving behind an elite lead group 11km from the line.

Evenepoel, who in April won his first Monument at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, had been on the attack from the start of the race before letting a breakaway group take the lead. Then four laps from the finish, he was on the move again, taking Van Avermaet and Arjen Livyns (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB) with him, among others.

Evenepoel made his winning move heading towards the end of the penultimate lap of the race. None of his companions were able to stick with him and so he stayed away to claim a solo win after three-and-a-half hours of racing.

1:22 later, Sasha Weemaes (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) won the sprint for second place ahead of Jarne Van Grieken (Acrog-Tormans) and Van Avermaet.

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