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2018 Grand Prix Pino Cerami (1.1) Belgium

52nd Edition: July 26, 2018

GP Pino Cerami podium history | 2017 edition |

Saint Ghislain - Frameries, 202.3 km

Peter Kennaugh

Winner Peter Kennaugh. Bettini photo

The race: Here's the report from winner Peter Kennaugh's Bora-hansgrohe team.

The Belgian one-day race saw BORA – hansgrohe rider Peter Kennaugh in the breakaway of the day. As the race headed into the finale, the advantage decreased to 15 seconds, but BORA – hansgrohe rider Peter Kennaugh launched a late attack and took the win ahead of J.Baugnies.

The Race
The Belgian one-day race took the riders from Saint-Ghislain to Frameries over 200km. The riders scaled five climbs, one of them was the Geraardsbergen climb. The finish line went uphill with an average gradient of 8%.

The Team Tactics
BORA – hansgrohe brought several options to Belgium, among them Jay McCarthy, who won one stage at the Pais Vasco race. He was joined by Peter Kennaugh, who was more than motivated after a good altitude camp. The team wanted to have one or more riders in the group of the day, to achieve a good result.

The Race
The break was formed by 5 riders, including BORA – hansgrohe rider Peter Kennaugh, who managed to establish themselves as the escapee group of the day after some kilometres of racing. Their maximum advantage hovered around the 3-minute mark. In the last 50km, terrible weather conditions made the race very difficult, but Peter Kennaugh was still in the leading breakaway. The race faced the last lap, as BORA – hansgrohe rider Kennaugh took control over the group and with a late attack he took the win ahead of J. Baugnies. Teammate Alex Saramotins came fourth and Jay McCarthy finished in 8th place.

From the Finish Line
“I’m so happy to win here today, my legs felt good from the start and I also think the heat helped me after I had spent the last 3 weeks in Sierra Nevada with team mate Jay McCarthy, so we were well acclimatised. I don’t think anyone expected me to win out of the original break and neither did I! But I still felt really fresh coming into the last 20 km, so I always believed. I’m so happy to pay everyone, who had been patient with me earlier on in the year back with this victory and hope it can be the sign of things to come for the rest of the year. I also thank my family my coach Dan Lorang and the team. I look forward to London now, where I can try my luck again and we also have Jay and Ackes, who are both in great form.” – Peter Kennaugh

"What a strong performance from Peter today. Right after the start he jumped into the breakaway of the day. On the last lap, a few riders were able to join the break but Peter was confident and launched some attacks, and on the final metres he made his move and took the win. The whole team worked really good today, the guys in the back took control over the race to help their leader at the front." – André Schulze, sports director  

Complete Results:

202.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.352 km/hr

1 KENNAUGH Peter Bora-hansgrohe 4hr 46min 36sec
2 BAUGNIES Jerome Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
3 DECLERCQ Benjamin Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
4 SARAMOTINS Aleksejs Bora-hansgrohe @ 2sec
5 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre BMC s.t.
6 BAKELANTS Jan Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
7 KUZNETSOV Viacheslav Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
8 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
9 NIZZOLO Giacomo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
10 MEURISSE Xandro Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
11 CARDIS Romain Direct Energie s.t.
12 GERTS Floris Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij s.t.
13 ROELANDTS Jurgen BMC s.t.
14 VAN DER LIJKE Nick Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij s.t.
15 MCNALLY Mark Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
16 JULES Justin WB-Veranclassic-Aqua Protect s.t.
17 VANTHOURENHOUT Michael Marlux-Bingoal s.t.
18 WARLOP Jordi Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
19 BACKAERT Frederik Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
20 IDJOUADIENE Pierre Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
21 SCHORMAIR Fabian Lotto-Kern Haus s.t.
22 FARAZIJN Maxime Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
23 PONS Gaetan Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
24 DE LAAT Jasper Metec-TKH Continental s.t.
25 GIBBONS Ryan Dimension Data s.t.
26 GMELICH MEIJLING Jarno Metec-TKH Continental s.t.
27 VAN MELSEN Kevin Wanty-Groupe Gobert s.t.
28 REYNAERTS Wim Cibel-Cebon s.t.
29 VAN EMPEL Etienne Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij s.t.
30 MAES Nikolas Lotto-Soudal s.t.
31 REBELLIN Davide Sovac-Natura4Ever s.t.
32 DEBUSSCHERE Jens Lotto-Soudal s.t.
33 VAN DER SANDE Tosh Lotto-Soudal s.t.
34 BOUHANNI Nacer Cofidis s.t.
35 VAN DEN BERG Lars Metec-TKH Continental s.t.
36 TEUNS Dylan BMC s.t.
37 MONFORT Maxime Lotto-Soudal s.t.
38 HEIDER Christopher Dauner D&DQ-Akkon s.t.
39 STEVENS Timothy Cibel-Cebon s.t.
40 THURAU Sven Dauner D&DQ-Akkon s.t.
41 DE GENDT Aime Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
42 BETTIOL Alberto BMC s.t.
43 MERTZ Remy Lotto-Soudal s.t.
44 MACHADO Tiago Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
45 WIRTGEN Tom AGO-Aqua Service s.t.
46 VAN ROOY Kenneth Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
47 REKITA Szymon Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
48 BIERMANS Jenthe Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
49 REGUIGUI Youcef Sovac-Natura4Ever s.t.
50 TASSET Marvin AGO-Aqua Service s.t.
51 WALSH Edward T.Palm-Pole Continental s.t.
52 VAN GOMPEL Mathias Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
53 MONK Cyrus Drapac EF s.t.
54 VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan BMC s.t.
55 REYNAERTS Jan Cibel-Cebon s.t.
56 HENN Luca Lotto-Kern Haus s.t.
57 VLIEGEN Loïc BMC s.t.
58 SLAGMULDERS Yorick T.Palm-Pole Continental s.t.
59 VANDENBERGH Stijn Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
60 RUYTERS Brecht Cibel-Cebon s.t.
61 BAUDE Arthur AGO-Aqua Service s.t.
62 VERWILST Aaron Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
63 VAN DER HORST Dennis Metec-TKH Continental s.t.
64 TRONET Steven Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
65 EVRARD Laurent Sovac-Natura4Ever s.t.
66 KØRNER Max Emil T.Palm-Pole Continental s.t.
67 BOUWMANS Dylan Metec-TKH Continental s.t.
68 DERNIES Tom Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
69 MATHIS Marco Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
70 TULIK Angelo Direct Energie 0:27
71 DE GREEF Robbert Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij s.t.
72 KNAUP Tobias Lotto-Kern Haus 0:33
73 VAN POPPEL Boy Trek-Segafredo 0:36
74 DE BOCK Stijn Cibel-Cebon s.t.
75 SELIG Rüdiger Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
76 THWAITES Scott Dimension Data 0:45
77 BAUER Dominik Dauner D&DQ-Akkon s.t.
78 SEYNAEVE Lander Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
79 COSNEFROY Benoit Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
80 PFINGSTEN Christoph Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
81 ARCHBOLD Shane Aqua Blue Sport 0:51
82 SCHILLINGER Andreas Bora-hansgrohe 0:53
83 VENTOSO Francisco BMC s.t.
84 KREDER Michel Aqua Blue Sport 0:59
85 LAMB Ross T.Palm-Pole Continental 1:06
86 SELLIER Simon Direct Energie s.t.
87 LEGLEY Matthias Sovac-Natura4Ever 1:08
88 NAULEAU Bryan Direct Energie 1:13
89 DENZ Nico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
90 STENUIT Robin Sovac-Natura4Ever s.t.
91 MOLLY Kenny AGO-Aqua Service s.t.
92 SPENGLER Mario Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
93 VAN STAEYEN Michael Cofidis s.t.
94 PAUWELS Kevin Marlux-Bingoal s.t.
95 VANTOMME Maxime WB-Veranclassic-Aqua Protect 1:34
96 HUPPERTZ Joshua Lotto-Kern Haus s.t.
97 DIDIER Laurent Trek-Segafredo 1:40
98 KREDER Wesley Wanty-Groupe Gobert 1:45
99 VAN LERBERGHE Bert Cofidis s.t.
100 DEBESAY Mekseb Dimension Data s.t.
101 MANDRYSCH John Dauner D&DQ-Akkon 1:57
102 WALLAYS Jelle Lotto-Soudal 2:07
103 KIRSCH Alex WB-Veranclassic-Aqua Protect 2:15
104 SOUPE Geoffrey Cofidis 2:20
105 WARBASSE Larry Aqua Blue Sport 2:24
106 REYNDERS Jens Leopard Pro Cycling 3:32
107 BARBIER Rudy Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
108 RUTSCH Jonas Lotto-Kern Haus 3:40
109 PEYSKENS Dimitri WB-Veranclassic-Aqua Protect 4:35
110 VERMEULEN Emiel Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
111 DEGUIDE Louis Sovac-Natura4Ever 5:42
112 HIVERT Jonathan Direct Energie 5:57
113 MORTON Lachlan Dimension Data s.t.
114 JOSEPH Thomas Marlux-Bingoal 7:52
115 ISTA Kevyn WB-Veranclassic-Aqua Protect s.t.
116 MULLEN Ryan Trek-Segafredo 9:16
117 SPENGLER Lukas WB-Veranclassic-Aqua Protect s.t.
118 VENTER Jaco Dimension Data s.t.
119 DOUGALL Nick Dimension Data s.t.