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2022 Dwars Door Vlaanderen (WorldTour), Belgium

A travers la Flandre - Across Flanders
76th edition: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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Roeselare - Waregem, 183.7 km

Mathieu van der Poel celebrates another victory. Sirotti photo

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Weather at the finish city of Waregem at 2:00 PM, local time: 11C (52F), rain showers in the vicinity with occasional rain continuing through 5:00 PM. The wind is from the east at 10 km/hr (7 mph).

The race: The riders started at about 12:55 PM.

Five riders did not start: Soren Waerenskjold (Uno-X), Jordi Warlop (B&B Hotels), Jenthe Biermans & Guillaume Bauvin (both Israel-Premier Tech), Jonathan Milan (Bahrain Victorious).

Here's the organizer's race report:

In the 76th edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen, the riders treated the fans to an eventful race. This included Mathieu van der Poel, who accelerated for the first time 90 km from the finish line. The Dutchman eventually went to the line with Benoot and sprinted to his second win in Waregem. Pidcock finished in 3rd place.  

True to tradition, the breakaway formed in the first hour of the race after the start in Roeselare. 5 escapees will colour the race: Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jacobs (Movistar Team), O'Brien (Team BikeExchange - Jayco), Verwilst (Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise) and Paasschens (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB). They have a maximum lead of 4'50".  

We don't have to wait until deep into the final to see real racing. Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin Fenix) didn't come to just ride along, as it turned out with 90km to go. The Dutchman puts on a first gear, but it doesn't make a difference. At 75 km from the finish Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal), who made this race a goal, thinks his moment has come. He gets Küng (Groupama FDJ) and Turner (INEOS Grenadiers) along, but they do not get away either.  

A new attempt follows at Berg Ten Houte. There the men of INEOS Grenadiers put the fuse on. An interesting group is formed: Pidcock, Turner, Küng, Van der Poel and Benoot (Jumbo-Visma). Who missed the battle? The men of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl and also Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates). On the Kanarieberg, Stybar tries to put things right and Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën Team) also tries to attack. It's only when Pogacar takes over that the gap opens. The Slovenian goes looking for the group of Van der Poel by himself.  

On the way to the Trieu, Pogacar looks to close the gap on the chasing group. He comes up to 8 seconds, but can't close that last gap. Chasse-patate for the two-time Tour winner, who is caught up by the peloton. In the meantime, the lead of the leading group of 5 is shrinking. At 48 km from the finish their story is over and the group of Van der Poel comes to the front. We now have a leading group of 11 with about 20 seconds advantage on the group Pogacar which formed on the Trieu, with Van Avermaet, Tratnik (Bahrain-Victorious), Kragh Andersen (Team DSM), Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) and Coquard (Cofidis). 

Küng and Benoot accelerate on Ladeuze. Everyone is in the lead, except for early escapees Paasschens, Verwilst and Jacobs, for whom the pace is too high. Partly because of that acceleration, the advantage of the 8 leaders on the chasers increases to 40 seconds. On the cobbles of the Doorn, Pogacar, Tratnik and Madouas accelerate again, bringing the gap to just under half a minute.  

In front, Van der Poel accelerates again on the cobbles of Nokereberg, but everyone follows. A little later Campenaerts thinks his moment has come, his attack is also nipped in the bud. Due to the various accelerations, the leading group is now winning time on the Pogacar group. On the last climb of the day, Holstraat, Van der Poel and Küng try to accelerate, but it is Campenaerts who breaks away in the descent. Campenaerts seems to start a solo, but after Pidcock and Benoot jump in Campenaerts’ slipstream, also Van der Poel brings the rest back. 

At about 3 km from the finish Campenaerts throws himself into the descent once again. Again it's Benoot who jumps, but that story also fails. Pidcock closes the gap under the banner of the 2 final kilometres and attacks. Benoot attacks from behind and brings Van der Poel with him. The duo ride together to the Verbindingsweg where Van der Poel launches the sprint from the front. He wins Dwars door Vlaanderen for the second time. Benoot comes second in the wake of the Dutchman. Pidcock sprints to the third place.

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There were five non-starters and 166 riders on the start-line. 58 riders abandoned leaving 108 classified finishers.

183.7 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.869 km/hr

1  Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix 4hr 5min 39sec
2  Tiesj Benoot Jumbo-Visma @ 1sec
3  Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers 0:05
4  Victor Campenaerts Lotto Soudal s.t.
5  Nils Politt BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
6  Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
7  Kelland O'Brien BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
8  Ben Turner INEOS Grenadiers 0:12
9  Jan Tratnik Bahrain Victorious 2:08
10  Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
11  Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
12  Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 3:48
13  Amaury Capiot Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
14  Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
15  Magnus Sheffield INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
16  Greg Van Avermaet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
17  Søren Kragh Andersen Team DSM s.t.
18  Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
19  Matis Louvel Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
20  Alexis Gougeard B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
21  Niki Terpstra TotalEnergies s.t.
22  Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma s.t.
23  Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
24  Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
25  Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 4:09
26  Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
27  Yves Lampaert Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
28  Mike Teunissen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
29  Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Fenix 4:12
30  Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
31  Alexander Kristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
32  Piet Allegaert Cofidis s.t.
33  Danny van Poppel BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
34  Iván García Cortina Movistar s.t.
35  Clément Russo Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
36  Luka Mezgec BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
37  Tim Wellens Lotto Soudal s.t.
38  John Degenkolb Team DSM s.t.
39  Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis s.t.
40  Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
41  Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
42  Hugo Houle Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
43  Dries De Bondt Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
44  Luca Mozzato B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
45  Jasha Sütterlin Bahrain Victorious s.t.
46  Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
47  Arjen Livyns Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
48  Joris Nieuwenhuis Team DSM s.t.
49  Ward Vanhoof Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
50  Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
51  Brent Van Moer Lotto Soudal s.t.
52  Edvald Boasson-Hagen TotalEnergies s.t.
53  Fabian Lienhard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
54  Edward Theuns Trek-Segafredo s.t.
55  Wesley Kreder Cofidis s.t.
56  Connor Swift Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
57  Vegard Stake Laengen UAE Team Emirates s.t.
58  Aimé De Gendt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
59  Yukiya Arashiro Bahrain Victorious s.t.
60  Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious s.t.
61  Zdenek Stybar Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
62  André Carvalho Cofidis s.t.
63  Jonas Koch BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
64  Luke Durbridge BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
65  Daniel Oss TotalEnergies s.t.
66  Bert Van Lerberghe Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
67  Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
68  Otto Vergaerde Trek-Segafredo s.t.
69  Mads Pedersen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
70  Bob Jungels Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
71  Dylan Van Baarle INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
72  Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
73  Michael Valgren EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
74  Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 5:05
75  Julius Johansen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 5:09
76  Mathijs Paasschens Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
77  Cédric Beullens Lotto Soudal 5:21
78  Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 8:43
79  Erik Resell Uno-X s.t.
80  Mathias Norsgaard Movistar s.t.
81  Artyom Zakharov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
82  Manuele Boaro Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
83  Markus Pajur Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
84  Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
85  Alex Aranburu Movistar s.t.
86  Christophe Noppe Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
87  Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
88  Julien Morice B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
89  Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
90  Marijn Van Den Berg EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
91  Ryan Mullen BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
92  Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
93  Kevin Vermaerke Team DSM s.t.
94  Alexys Brunel UAE Team Emirates s.t.
95  Daan Hoole Trek-Segafredo s.t.
96  Anders Skaarseth Uno-X s.t.
97  Sebastian Langeveld EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
98  Ben Swift INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
99  Florian Vermeersch Lotto Soudal s.t.
100  Olav Kooij Jumbo-Visma s.t.
101  Sep Vanmarcke Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
102  Thomas Scully EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
103  Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
104  Elia Viviani INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
105  Mick Van Dijke Jumbo-Visma s.t.
106  Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
107  Dylan Groenewegen BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
108  Heinrich Haussler Bahrain Victorious s.t.

 


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Course map & profile:

2022 Dwars door Vlaanderen map

2022 Dwars door Vlaanderen profile

Photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Starting ceremonies, Team Groupama-FDJ is introduced.

Mathieu van der Poel before the race start.

On the start line, Tadej Pogacar and Jens Debusschere

Yves Lampaert & Niki Terpstra

Mathieu van der Poel wins Dwars door Vlaanderen for a second time while second-place Tiesj Benoot is a good sportsman and applauds.

Van der Poel enjoys the moment.

Tom Pidcock (left) beats Victor Campenaerts for third place.

Bahrain Victorious rider Jan Tratnik leads in Tadej Pogacar and Valentin Madouas for 9th - 11th places.

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert rider Andrea Pasqualon is 12th as he leads in a group at 3min 48sec

The podium, from left: Tiesj Benoot (2nd), Mathieu van der Poel (1st) & Tom Pidcock (3rd)


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Start list with back numbers: March 29, 2022

INEOS GRENADIERS
DS Roger Hammond
1 VAN BAARLE Dylan
2 PIDCOCK Thomas
3 HEIDUK Kim
4 SHEFFIELD Magnus
5 SWIFT Ben
6 TURNER Ben
7 VIVIANI Elia
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
DS Fabio Baldato
11 POGACAR Tadej
12 ACKERMANN Pascal
13 BJERG Mikkel
14 LAENGEN Vegard Stake
15 TROIA Oliviero
16 OLIVEIRA Rui
17 TRENTIN Matteo
QUICK-STEP ALPHA VINYL
DS Wilfried Peeters
21 LAMPAERT Yves
22 BALLERINI Davide
24 JAKOBSEN Fabio
25 STEIMLE Jannik
26 STYBAR Zdenek
27 VAN LERBERGHE Bert
AG2R CITROEN
DS Nicolas Guille
31 VAN AVERMAET Greg
32 NAESEN Oliver
33 NAESEN Lawrence
34 VAN HOECKE Gijs
35 RAUGEL Antoine
36 JUNGELS Bob
37 DEWULF Stan
JUMBO-VISMA
DS Grischa Jan Niermann
41 BENOOT Tiesj
42 DEKKER David
43 EENKHOORN Pascal
44 ROOSEN Timo
45 TEUNISSEN Mike
46 KOOIJ Olav
47 VAN DIJKE Mick
ALPECIN-FENIX
DS Bart Leysen
51 VAN DER POEL Mathieu
52 PHILIPSEN Jasper
53 DE BONDT Dries
54 VERMEERSCH Gianni
55 GOGL Michael
56 BAYER Tobias
57 VERMOTE Julien
TREK-SEGAFREDO
DS Steven De Jongh
61 PEDERSEN Mads
62 HOOLE Daan
63 SKUJINS Toms
64 KIRSCH Alex
65 SIMMONS Quinn
66 THEUNS Edward
67 VERGAERDE Otto
LOTTO SOUDAL
DS Mario Aerts
71 CAMPENAERTS Victor
72 BEULLENS Cedric
73 VERMEERSCH Florian
74 DE LIE Arnaud
75 VAN MOER Brent
76 FRISON Frederik
77 WELLENS Tim
ASTANA-QAZAQSTAN
DS Mario Manzoni
81 MOSCON Gianni
82 BOARO Manuele
83 BASSO Leonardo
84 FEDOROV Yevgeniy
85 GAZZOLI Michele
86 MARTINELLI Davide
87 ZAKHAROV Artyom
BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS
DS Enrico Poitschke
91 HAUSSLER Heinrich
92 TRATNIK Jan
93 MACIEJUK Filip
94 MILAN Jonathan
95 GRADEK Kamil
96 SÜTTERLIN Jasha
97 WRIGHT Fred
BORA-HANSGROHE
DS Jean-Pierre Heynderickx
101 BENNETT Sam
102 HALLER Marco
103 MEEUS Jordi
104 MULLEN Ryan
105 POLITT Nils
106 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
107 VAN POPPEL Danny
COFIDIS
DS Alain Deloeuil
111 COQUARD Bryan
112 ALLEGAERT Piet
113 BOHLI Tom
114 KREDER Wesley
115 VANBILSEN Kenneth
116 WALLAYS Jelle
117 CARVALHO André
EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST
DS Andreas Kleir
121 BETTIOL Alberto
122 BISSEGGER Stefan
123 VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
124 KEUKELEIRE Jens
125 LANGEVELD Sebastian
126 RUTSCH Jonas
127 SCULLY Thomas
GROUPAMA-FDJ
DS Frederic Guesdon
131 KÜNG Stefan
132 ASKEY Lewis
133 MADOUAS Valentin
134 GENIETS Kevin
135 LE GAC Olivier
136 LIENHARD Fabian
137 LUDVIGSSON Tobias
INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
DS Steven De Neef
141 KRISTOFF Alexander
142 DE GENDT Aimé
143 JOHANSEN Julius
144 PASQUALON Andrea
145 PETIT Adrien
146 VAN DER HOORN Taco
147 VAN MELSEN Kevin
ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH
DS Dirk Demol
151 VANMARCKE Sep
153 HOULE Hugo
154 JONES Taj
155 BOIVIN Guillaume
156 VAN ASBROECK Tom
157 BIERMANS Jenthe
MOVISTAR TEAM
DS Jose Garcia Acosta
161 GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
162 ELÓSEGUI Iñigo
163 ERVITI Imanol
164 ARANBURU DEBA Alex
165 JACOBS Johan
166 JØRGENSEN Mathias
167 KANTER Max
TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE-JAYCO
DS Mathew Hayman
171 GROENEWEGEN Dylan
172 EDMONDSON Alexander
173 STEWART Campbell
174 KONYCHEV Alexander
175 MEYER Cameron
176 DURBRIDGE Luke
177 O'BRIEN Kelland
TEAM DSM
DS Pim Ligthart
181 DEGENKOLB John
182 EEKHOFF Nils
183 DAINESE Alberto
184 KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren
185 MÄRKL Niklas
186 NIEUWENHUIS Joris
187 BOL Cees
TEAM ARKÉA-SAMSIC
DS Arnaud Gerard
191 CAPIOT Amaury
192 DECLERCQ Benjamin
193 LOUVEL Matis
194 NOPPE Christophe
195 PAJUR Markus
196 RUSSO Clement
197 SWIFT Connor
TOTALENERGIES
DS Dominique Arnould
201 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
202 BODNAR Maciej
203 OSS Daniel
204 SOUPE Geoffrey
205 TERPSTRA Niki
206 TURGIS Anthony
207 VAN GESTEL Dries
B&B HOTELS-KTM
DS Jummy Engoulvent
211 DEBUSSCHERE Jens
212 MOZZATO Luca
213 GOUGEARD Alexis
214 MORICE Julien
215 KORETZKY Victor
216 LECROQ Jérémy
217 WARLOP Jordi
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
DS Hans De Clercq
221 COLMAN Alex
222 DE WILDE Gilles
223 FRETIN Milan
224 REYNDERS Jens
225 VAN POUCKE Aaron
226 VANHOOF Ward
227 VERWILST Aaron
BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES WB
DS Jean-Denis Vandenbroucke
231 LIVYNS Arjen
232 ANIOLKOWSKI Stanislaw
233 PAASSCHENS Mathijs
234 DUPONT Timothy
235 REX Laurenz
236 ROBEET Ludovic
237 VIVIANI Attilio
UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM
DS Leonard Snoeks
241 HALVORSEN Kristoffer
242 LEVY William Blume
243 GUDMESTAD Tord
244 LARSEN Niklas
245 URIANSTAD Martin Bugge
246 SKAARSETH Anders
247 WAERENSKJOLD Søren