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2022 Brussels Cycling Classic (1.Pro)
Formerly Paris-Brussels/Paris-Bruxelles

102nd edition: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Brussels Cycling Classic podium history | 2021 edition | Start list

Brussels - Brussels, 203.9 km

Taco van der Hoorn

Taco van der Hoorn is the fastest of the day's escapees.

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Weather at the start/finish city of Brussels at 1:55 PM, local time: 18C (64F), raining, with the wind from the northwest at 11 km/hr (6 mph). The rain is expected to continue through the afternoon.

The race:

There were three non-starters: Jonas Koch (Bora-hansgrohe), Itamar Einhorn & Rick Zabel (Both Israel-Premier Tech).

Here's the race organizer's summary:

In the pouring rain, the peloton sets off at 12:15 in the Cinquantenaire Park for the 10th edition of the Brussels Cycling Classic. After 16 km, the leading group of the day is formed: Van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), Welten (Groupama-FDJ), Bayer (Alpecin-Fenix), Laurance (B&B Hotels – KTM), Livyns (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB), De Wilde & Herregodts (Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise), Willems (Minerva Cycling Team) and Marchand (Tarteletto – Isorex). It is finally Wallays (Cofidis) who makes the crossing alone and thus completes the leading group of 10.

Peloton in rain

It's a rainy day in Belgium. A break races through the storm.

The race is locked for a long time. Meanwhile, Van Breussegem (Tarteletto – Isorex) went solo in the counter attack. The lead of the breakaway is now up to 8 minutes. After the first climb of the Wall, the peloton nibbles away at the lead of the cyclists and Van Breussegem’s counterattack comes to an end. He joins a group with Vermeersch (Lotto Soudal), Sheffield (INEOS Grenadiers), Matthews (Team BikeExchange – Jayco), Hermans (Intermarche – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) and Swift (Team Arkéa – Samsic) who broke away from the peloton on the Wall.

On the Bosberg, Van Breussegem had to drop out of the chase group. Not much later the peloton regroups behind the front group of 10. On the Congoberg Wellens (Lotto Soudal) thinks his moment has come. He is joined by Vermeersch (Alpecin-Fenix), but De Gendt (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) brings the rest back.

New accelerations follow at the second passage in Geraardsbergen. Wellens and Sheffield, who tried it before, want to make the race hard. With Vermeersch and Turner they both get a teammate along. Matthews and Vermeersch also join the chasers. The difference is a bit more than two minutes. In the peloton it is Team Arkéa – Samsic that leads the chase, which pays off. The two chasing groups reunite with 35km remaining.

At 17 km from the Houba de Strooper road the gap is still around one minute. At the front they are still riding well and on the Heiligekruiswegstraat Laurance and Wallays pay the bill for a day of attacking. Meanwhile, the winner seems to be at the front. Under the red flag, it is Van der Hoorn who attacks. Bayer goes along in the wheel of the Dutchman. Willems closes the gap and continues immediately. He takes a few meters and can smell victory. But just before the finish line, Van der Hoorn takes Willems by the horns and wins the 10th edition of the Brussels Cycling Classic. Tobias Bayer is third on the podium.


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Complete results:

125 starters, 45 abandons, 80 classified finsihers.

203.9 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.919 km/hr

1 Taco van der Hoorn Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 4hr 45min 3sec
2 Thimo Willems Minerva Cycling Team s.t.
3 Tobias Bayer Alpecin Fenix s.t.
4 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise @ 7sec
5 Gilles De Wilde Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
6 Arjen Livyns Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB s.t.
7 Bram Welten Groupama-FDJ s.t.
8 Gianni Marchand Tarteletto-Isorex 0:10
9 Alexander Ristoff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 0:23
10 Laurenz Rex Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB s.t.
11 Michael Matthews Team Bikeexchange-Jayco s.t.
12 Danny Van Poppel Bora-Hansgrohe s.t.
13 Kaden Groves Team Bikeexchange-Jayco s.t.
14 Giacomo Nizzolo Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
15 Axel Zingle Cofidis s.t.
16 Daniel Mclay Team Arkea-Samsic s.t.
17 Florian Vermeersch Lotto Soudal s.t.
18 Aaron Van Poucke Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
19 Damien Touze Ag2r-Citroen s.t.
20 Simone Consonni Cofidis s.t.
21 Stan Van Tricht Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
22 Piet Allegaert Cofidis s.t.
23 Tim Merlier Alpecin Fenix s.t.
24 Ben Turner Ineos Grenadiers s.t.
25 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB s.t.
26 Vito Braet Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
27 Jan Polanc Uae Team Emirates s.t.
28 Jenno Berckmoes Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
29 Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
30 Dimitri Peyskens Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB s.t.
31 Thibaut Ponsaerts Minerva Cycling Team s.t.
32 Jake Stewart Groupama-FDJ s.t.
33 Louis Vervaeke Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
34 Rasmus Iller Uno-X Pro Cycling Team s.t.
35 Victor Campenaerts Lotto Soudal s.t.
36 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin Fenix s.t.
37 Ceriel Desal Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB s.t.
38 Laurent Pichon Team Arkea-Samsic s.t.
39 Hugo Hofstetter Team Arkea-Samsic 0:30
40 Lionel Taminiaux Alpecin Fenix s.t.
41 Aime De Gendt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 0:33
42 Magnus Sheffield Ineos Grenadiers 0:35
43 Bert Van Lerberghe Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 0:36
44 Fabian Lienhard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
45 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-Ktm 0:41
46 Julien Vermote Alpecin Fenix s.t.
47 Kelland O’Brien Team Bikeexchange-Jayco 0:45
48 Tim Wellens Lotto Soudal 0:53
49 Alexander Konychev Team Bikeexchange-Jayco 1:08
50 Ludovic Robeet Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB 1:14
51 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3:27
52 Jhonatan Narvaez Ineos Grenadiers s.t.
53 Jelle Wallays Cofidis 4:18
54 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg Lotto Soudal 5:37
55 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 5:41
56 Maxime De Poorter Tarteletto-Isorex 9:06
57 Kobe Vanoverschelde Tarteletto-Isorex s.t.
58 Luis-Joe Lührs Bora-Hansgrohe s.t.
59 Rudy Barbier Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
60 Connor Swift Team Arkea-Samsic s.t.
61 Anthony Jullien Ag2r-Citroen s.t.
62 Pierre Barbier B&B Hotels-Ktm s.t.
63 Maximilian Walscheid Cofidis s.t.
64 Jonathan Hivert B&B Hotels-Ktm s.t.
65 Amaury Capiot Team Arkea-Samsic s.t.
66 Senne Leysen Alpecin Fenix s.t.
67 Martin Bugge Uno-X Pro Cycling Team s.t.
68 Sasha Weemaes Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
69 Davide Cimolai Cofidis s.t.
70 Jarne Van Dyck Minerva Cycling Team s.t.
71 Ide Schelling Bora-Hansgrohe s.t.
72 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
73 Frederik Frison Lotto Soudal s.t.
74 Lennert Teugels Tarteletto-Isorex s.t.
75 Michael Mørkøv Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
76 Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
77 Joel Suter Uae Team Emirates s.t.
78 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB s.t.
79 Tom Van Asbroeck Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
80 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ s.t.

 


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Start list with back numbers, June 4, 2022:

QUICK-STEP ALPHA VINYL
1 KEISSE Iljo
2 STEELS Stijn
3 BALLERINI Davide
4 VAN LERBERGHE Bert
5 VERNON Ethan
6 VERVAEKE Louis
7 VAN TRICHT Stan
INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-GOBERT
11 CLAEYS Dimitri
12 DE GENDT Aimé
13 PETIT Adrien
14 HERMANS Quinten
15 KRISTOFF Alexander
16 VAN DER HOORN Taco
17 VLIEGEN Loïc
LOTTO SOUDAL
21 GILBERT Philippe
22 CAMPENAERTS Victor
23 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
24 VERMEERSCH Florian
25 FRISON Frederik
26 WELLENS Tim
27 KLUGE Roger
AG2R-CITROEN
31 JULLIEN Anthony
32 NAESEN Lawrence
33 SARREAU Marc
34 RAUGEL Antoine
35 TOUZÉ Damien
36 VAN HOECKE Gijs
37 LAPEIRA Paul
BORA-HANSGROHE
41 ARCHBOLD Shane
42 BENNETT Sam
43 KOCH Jonas
44 LÜHRS Luis
45 MULLEN Ryan
46 SCHELLING Ide
47 VAN POPPEL Danny
COFIDIS
51 ALLEGAERT Piet
52 ARMEE Sander
53 DELETTRE Alexandre
54 SAJNOK Szymon
55 VANBILSEN Kenneth
56 WALLAYS Jelle
57 WALSCHEID Max
GROUPAMA-FDJ
61 ASKEY Lewis
62 LIENHARD Fabian
63 SCOTSON Miles
64 STEWART Jake
65 VAN DEN BERG Lars
66 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
67 WELTEN Bram
INEOS GRENADIERS
71 HEIDUK Kim
72 PLAPP Luke
73 SHEFFIELD Magnus
74 TURNER Ben
75 VIVIANI Elia
76 NARVAEZ Jhonnatan
77 WURF Cameron
ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH
81 VANMARCKE Sep
82 EINHORN Itamar
83 BARBIER Rudy
84 NIZZOLO Giacomo
85 VAN ASBROECK Tom
86 BOIVIN Guillaume
87 ZABEL Rick
BIKEEXCHANGE-JAYCO
91 BAUER Jack
92 BEWLEY Sam
93 GROVES Kaden
94 KONYCHEV Alexander
95 O'BRIEN Kelland
96 SMITH Dion
97 STEWART Campbell
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
101 ACKERMANN Pascal
102 FISHER-BLACK Finn
103 GIBBONS Ryan
104 HODEG Álvaro
105 SUTER Joel
106 TROIA Oliviero
107 GROSS Felix
ALPECIN-FENIX
111 MERLIER Tim
112 TAMINIAUX Lionel
113 BASTIAENS Ayco
114 BAYER Tobias
115 VERMEERSCH Gianni
116 LEYSEN Senne
117 VERMOTE Julien
B&B HOTELS-KTM
121 BARBIER Pierre
122 DEBUSSCHERE Jens
123 HEIDEMANN Miguel
124 JAUREGUI Quentin
125 MORICE Julien
126 PARISELLA Raphael
127 WARLOP Jordi
BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES WB
131 BLOUWE Louis
132 LIVYNS Arjen
133 MERTZ Rémy
134 PEYSKENS Dimitri
135 REX Laurenz
136 ROBEET Ludovic
137 WIRTGEN Luc
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
141 APERS Ruben
142 BERCKMOES Jenno
143 BRAET Vito
144 COLMAN Alex
145 HERREGODTS Rune
146 WEEMAES Sasha
147 VAN POUCKE Aaron
ARKÉA-SAMSIC
151 CAPIOT Amaury
152 DECLERCQ Benjamin
153 HOFSTETTER Hugo
154 MCLAY Daniel
155 RUSSO Clement
156 SWIFT Connor
157 PICHON Laurent
UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM
161 ABRAHAMSEN Jonas
162 HALVORSEN Kristoffer
163 HANSEN Lasse Norman
164 LARSEN Niklas
165 RESELL Erik Nordsaeter
166 URIANSTAD Martin
167 TILLER Rasmus
MINERVA CYCLING TEAM
171 BORRA Gilles
172 D'HEYGERE Gil
173 VAN DYCK Jarne
174 PONSAERTS Thibaut
175 SAVER Kasper
176 VAN PRAET Robbe
177 WILLEMS Thimo
TARTELETTO-ISOREX
181 DE POORTER Maxime
182 MARCHAND Gianni
183 RELAES Jacob
184 TEUGELS Lennert
185 VAN BREUSSEGEM Elias
186 VANOVERSCHELDE Kobe
187 WOLD Marius