Max Walscheid of Team Cofidis wins GP de Denain in bunch sprint (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images) Ineos Grenadiers riders Magnus Sheffield (right) and Ben Turner in the breakaway (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images) Primoz Roglic of Jumbo – Visma competes during the 63rd Grand Prix de Denain – Porte du Hainaut (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images) Ben Turner (Ineos Grenadiers) in the peloton (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images) (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images) Max Walscheid (Cofidis) won the Grand Prix de Denain – Porte du Hainaut from a bunch sprint on Thursday. He held off Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix) at the line, who took second, followed by Adrien Petit (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) in third.
It was the second podium in two days for the German, who was runner-up at Nokere Koerse on Wednesday.
The race looked like it would come down to a sprint among five breakaway riders, with Ineos Grenadiers having three representatives – Magnus Sheffield, Jhonatan Narváez and Ben Turner – alongside Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and Damien Touzé (AG2R Citroën). The break had been on the attack for the final 35 kilometres of the 200.3km race, but were caught in the final kilometre to set up Walscheid’s victory.
"I’m incredibly happy we just did the best performance possible and I’m so happy to finish it off. We took already control in the beginning and also Piet Allegaert did a good lead out for me, he brought me to the last 500 metres and then it was just a bloc to […]