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2017 Grand Prix Cycliste Le Samyn (1.1), Belgium

49th edition: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

GP Le Samyn Podium history | 2016 edition | Photos | Course profile | Start list

Quaregnon - Dour, 202 kms

Guillaume van Keirsbulck

A muddy Guillaume van Keirsbulck beats Alex Kirsch to win the 49th Le Samyn.

The race: I almost feel like Snoopy writing on top of his dog house. It was a dark and stormy race....

Not quite. But the course, with its sectors of beat-up cobblestones, was made treacherous and difficult by the black rain clouds that soaked the riders and the roads.

By the time the race had come to the final 25-kilometer trip around the finishing town of Dour, there were seven riders away. From this group a trio of Tosh Van der Sande, Guillaume van Keirsbulck and Alex Kirsch emerged.

Van der Sande couldn't stay with his break partners, and with about twelve kilometers to go, he was dropped.

Kirsch and van Keirsbulck were able to maintain a tenuous lead. Coming to the finish line, Kirsch made the first move, but van Keirsbulck was able to prevail in the sprint to win a truly hard-fought race. Well done!

Complete Results:

202 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.236 km/hr

158 starters, 52 classified finishers, 106 abandons

1 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT 4hr 53min 55sec
2 KIRSCH Alex WB VERANCLASSIC s.t.
3 KEISSE Iljo QUICK STEP @ 11sec
4 SENECHAL Florian COFIDIS s.t.
5 BACKAERT Frederik WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT s.t.
6 ASSELMAN Jesper ROOMPOT-NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJ s.t.
7 FRISON Frederik LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
8 VAN EMDEN Jos LOTTO NL-JUMBO 0:00:13
9 VAN LERBERGHE Bert SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE 0:00:35
10 SCHACHMANN Maximilian QUICK STEP 0:00:52
11 HOFSTETTER Hugo COFIDIS s.t.
12 MANNAERTS Jelle TARTELETTO-ISOREX s.t.
13 PARDINI Olivier WB VERANCLASSIC s.t.
14 CAVAGNA Rémi QUICK STEP s.t.
15 JARRIER Benoit FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
16 DELFOSSE Sébastien WB VERANCLASSIC s.t.
17 WYNANTS Maarten LOTTO NL-JUMBO 0:00:54
18 DEBUSSCHERE Jens LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
19 CLAEYS Dimitri COFIDIS s.t.
20 CALLEEUW Joeri ROUBAIX-LILLE METROPOLE s.t.
21 VAN DER HOORN Taco ROOMPOT-NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJ s.t.
22 TUREK Daniel ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY 0:00:58
23 VACHON Florian FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT 0:01:41
24 DE BUYST Jasper LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
25 VALLEE Boris FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
26 KREDER Wesley WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT 0:01:43
27 VAN DER SANDE Tosh LOTTO-SOUDAL 0:01:56
28 TURGIS Jimmy COFIDIS 0:02:19
29 DHAENE Brecht PAUWELS SAUZEN-VASTGOEDSERVICE s.t.
30 VAN GINNEKEN Sjoerd ROOMPOT-NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJ s.t.
31 VERMELTFOORT Coen ROOMPOT-NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJ s.t.
32 JANS Roy WB VERANCLASSIC s.t.
33 DECLERCQ Tim QUICK STEP s.t.
34 GERARD Arnaud FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
35 RICKAERT Jonas SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
36 DEVENYNS Dries QUICK STEP 0:02:38
37 ISTA Kevyn WB VERANCLASSIC 0:02:19
38 CHETOUT Loic COFIDIS 0:03:15
39 DELAPLACE Anthony FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
40 ARIMONT Charlie AGO-AQUA SERVICE 0:04:28
41 KEIZER Martijn LOTTO NL-JUMBO 0:07:01
42 DIELEMAN Michiel CIBEL-CEBON s.t.
43 RUIJGH Rob TARTELETTO-ISOREX s.t.
44 KASPERKIEWICZ Przemyslaw AN POST-CHAIN REACTION s.t.
45 MCNALLY Mark WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT s.t.
46 BAUER Jack QUICK STEP s.t.
47 JANSEN Amund Grondahl LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
48 TAMINIAUX Lionel AGO-AQUA SERVICE s.t.
49 VAN HOECKE Gijs LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
50 MERTZ Remy LOTTO-SOUDAL s.t.
51 DE WINTER Ludwig WB VERANCLASSIC 0:08:06
52 PERRY Benjamin ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY 0:11:30

Race photos:

Le Samyn pave

A sector of Le Samyn Pavé. Tough stuff!

breakaway

Van Keirsbulck and Kirsch are gone with about 11 kilometers to go.

Van keirsbulck

Van Keirsbulck triumphs over a clearly exhausted and disappointed Alex kirsch

Race finish

Another view of the race finish

Guillaume van keirsbulck

A muddy, wet Guillaume van Keirsbulck is interviewed right after the race

Course profile:

Samyn course profile


Start list with back numbers, February 28, 2017:

QUICK STEP FLOORS
1 BAUER Jack
2 CAVAGNA Rémi
3 DE PLUS Laurens
4 DECLERCQ Tim
5 DEVENYNS Dries
6 SCHACHMANN Maximilian
7 KEISSE Iljo
8 VELITS Martin
LOTTO-SOUDAL
11 BOECKMANS Kris
12 SHAW James Callum
13 DEBUSSCHERE Jens
14 DE BUYST Jasper
15 DE GENDT Thomas
16 FRISON Frederik
17 MERTZ Rémy
18 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
LOTTO NL-JUMBO
21 KEIZER Martijn
22 BOUWMAN Koen
23 CASTELIJNS Twan
24 GROENDAHL JANSEN Amund
25 VAN HOECKE Gijs
26 LAMMERTINK Steven
27 VAN EMDEN Jos
28 WYNANTS Maarten
COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CRÉDITS
31 CHETOUT Loïc
32 CLAEYS Dimitri
33 COUSIN Jerome
34 HOFSTETTER Hugo
35 SENECHAL Florian
36 TURGIS Jimmy
37 VAN BILSEN Kenneth
38 VAN STAEYEN Michael
FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT
41 BONNAMOUR Franck
42 CORBEL Erwann
43 DELAPLACE Anthony
44 JARRIER Benoit
45 FONSECA Armindo
46 GERARD Arnaud
47 VACHON Florian
48 VALLEE Boris
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
51 BOIVIN Guillaume
52 DEMPSTER Zakkari
53 PERRY Benjamin
54 RÄIM Mihkel
55 SAGIV Guy
56 TUREK Daniel
57 VAN WINDEN Dennis
58 WILLIAMS Tyler
ROOMPOT-NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJ
61 VAN DER HOORN Taco
62 VAN GOETHEM Brian
63 ASSELMAN Jesper
64 KREDER Raymond
65 MOURIS Jens
66 LIGTHART Pim
67 VAN GINNEKEN Sjoerd
68 VERMELTFOORT Coen
VERANDA'S WILLEMS-CRELAN
71 BILLE Gaetan
72 DE BONDT Dries
73 DUYN Huub
74 GOOLAERTS Michael
75 KRUOPIS Aidis
76 VAN BREUSSEGEM Elias
77 VAN ZUMMEREN Stef
78 VERGAERDE Otto
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
81 DE GENDT Aimé
82 VAN ROOY Kenneth
83 RICKAERT Jonas
84 SALOMEIN Jarl
85 SPRENGERS Thomas
86 POLS Ruben
87 VAN HECKE Preben
88 VAN LERBERGHE Bert
WANTY–GROUPE GOBERT
91 BACKAERT Frederik
92 BAUGNIES Jérôme
93 MCNALLY Mark
94 KREDER Wesley
95 STENUIT Robin
96 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
97 VAN MELSEN Kevin
98 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter
WB-VERANCLASSIC AQUALITY PROTECT
101 JANS Roy
102 DUQUENNOY Jimmy
103 VANTOMME Maxime
104 SPENGLER Lukas
105 PARDINI Olivier
106 DE WINTER Ludwig
107 KIRSCH Alex
108 ISTA Kevin
LEOPARD PRO CYCLING TEAM
111 BROCKHOFF Jan
112 KRIEGER Alexander
113 LEYDER Pit
114 MANDRYSCH John
115 NOMMELA Aksel
116 PONS Gaetan
117 REKITA Szymon
118 WIRTGEN Tom
EQUIPE CYCLISTE ARMÉE DE TERRE
121 GAUDIN Damien
122 ALAPHILIPPE Bryan
123 CANAL Fabien
124 FERASSE Thibault
125 LEVASSEUR Jordan
126 TRONET Steven
127 THOMAS Benjamin
128 YSSAAD Yannis
ROUBAIX-LILLE METROPOLE
131 CABOT Jeremy
132 CALLEEUW Joeri
133 KOWALSKI Dylan
134 LECROQ Jérémy
135 POUILLY Felix
136 SEYNAEVE Lander
137 LEVEAU Jérémy
138 VERMEULEN Emiel
AN POST-CHAINREACTION
141 BOKELOH Jonas
142 GARDNER Dan
143 VANDERAERDEN Massimo
144 TIETEMA Bas
145 KASPERKIEWICZ Przemyslaw
146 SCOTT Jacob
147 GUNST Davy
148 HENNEBRY Connor
CIBEL-CEBON
151 COBBAERT Robby
152 COENEN Dennis
153 DE BOCK Stijn
154 DE WITTE Mathias
155 DIELEMAN Michiel
156 JANSSENS Jimmy
157 RUYTERS Brecht
158 STALLAERT Joeri
AGO - AQUA PROTECT
161 ARIMONT Charlie
162 DE WINTER Gordon
163 DEBUY Anthony
164 LOY Antoine
165 MORTIER Julien
166 PALM Martin
167 SIX Franklin
168 TAMINIAUX Lionel
T.PALM-PÔLE CONTINENTAL WALLON
171 BUNTINX Auxence
172 DELVAUX Guillaume
173 DIDIER Antoine
174 HAAG Guillaume
175 KORNER Max Emil Boholm
176 PICOUX Maximilien
177 VANDREPOTTE Anthony
178 PINEDA Hendrik
PAUWELS SAUZEN-VASTGOEDSERVICE
181 BOUCHER David
182 BOUVRY Dieter
183 DHAENE Brecht
184 DRUYTS Gerry
185 GEUENS Alexander
186 LEEMANS Rob
187 MARKUS Barry
188 VERHELST Louis
TARTELETTO - ISOREX
191 MANNAERTS Jelle
192 RUIJGH Rob
193 BREYNE Jonathan
194 DE ROOZE Niels
195 VERWAEST Kevin
196 VANDEWALLE Matthias
197 COOLS Michael
198 BLOMME Lorenzo