# 2016 Grand Prix Pino Cerami (1.1) Belgium

## 50th Edition: July 20, 2016

GP Pino Cerami podium history | 2015 edition | 2017 edition

Saint Ghislain - Frameries, 210.8 km

Jelle Wallays wins the 2016 GP Pino Cerami

**The Race: **Here's the report from race winner Jelle Wallays' Lotto-Soudal team.

Today Jelle Wallays won the Belgian race Grand Prix Cerami, his first victory for Lotto Soudal.

It took a while before a breakaway was formed, consisting of eight riders. The peloton controlled the gap, the leaders didn’t get more than four and a half minutes advantage. The race ended with three local laps of 13.8 kilometres. When the peloton entered the circuit only two riders were left in front: Lake and Prémont. A dozen riders, including Kris Boeckmans, bridged to them. It all got back together with 25 kilometres to go. The peloton then split and at the beginning of the final lap Jelle Wallays set up a solo attack. He hung on till the end and so he won for the first time in Lotto Soudal outfit. Jérôme Baugnies was second, at seven seconds. A very happy Jelle Wallays tells the story of his race.

Jelle Wallays: “I attacked at the beginning of the last lap. There was no cooperation in the large group that was ahead. There were several attacks. After crossing the finish line Gert Dockx was pulling uphill. When the pace had dropped I attacked on the top. Jérôme Baugnies was my nearest chaser and also a rider from Team Wiggins had jumped away from the group. When I got into the last corner, with one and a half kilometres to go, I had ten seconds advantage. I knew I was capable of finishing it off, but I had spent lots of energy. The uphill finish didn’t make it easy either. Of course I knew the chasers would be getting tired as well. I relied on my experience with solo escapes. I was also thinking about Stig and last year’s edition when I did get caught in the final kilometre. This year I remained ahead!”

“This is a very beautiful victory. I am not a sprinter, so I need to do it this way. These are rare opportunities. This win feels so good after the crashes and injuries in the first half of the season. I just got back from a training camp in the Vosges and this is a nice way to start the competition again. The Tour de Wallonie will be my next race. I’d like to show something there as well.”

The Tour de France continued after a well-deserved rest day. The seventeenth stage took place on Swiss soil. Many were keen on getting into the breakaway, it was only after more than sixty kilometres that a group got away. Tony Gallopin was part of it, with ten others. After a long chase three riders joined them. The last thirty kilometres of the stage were the hardest. Tony Gallopin accelerated in the beginning of the Col de la Forclaz. Lutsenko joined him. Unfortunately Tony had to let go of Lutsenko and the other escapees. Lutseno wouldn’t stay in front either. Ilnur Zakarin won the stage, Chris Froome reinforced his first position on GC. Rafal Majka, part of the break and third on the stage, gained a lot of KOM points and now almost has twice as much points as Thomas De Gendt.

**Complete Results:**

210.8 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.856 km/hr

1 | Wallays, Jelle | Lotto-Soudal | 4hr 41min 58sec |

2 | Baugnies, Jérôme | Wanty-Groupe Gobert | @ 7sec |

3 | Latham, Christopher | Team Wiggins | + 00' 13'' |

4 | Van Aert, Wout | Crélan-Vastgoedservice | s.t. |

5 | Kerkhof, Tim | Roompot Oranje Peloton | + 00' 15'' |

6 | Parrinello, Antonino | D'Amico-Bottecchia | s.t. |

7 | Dockx, Gert | Lotto-Soudal | s.t. |

8 | Tizza, Marco | D'Amico-Bottecchia | s.t. |

9 | Vermeersch, Gianni | Veranda's Willems | s.t. |

10 | Claeys, Dimitri | Wanty-Groupe Gobert | s.t. |

11 | Ista, Kevyn | Wallonie Bruxelles | s.t. |

12 | De Bondt, Dries | Veranda's Willems | s.t. |

13 | Williams, Tyler | Axeon Hagens Berman | s.t. |

14 | Ploeg, Neil van der | Avanti IsoWhey | s.t. |

15 | Earle, Nathan | Drapac | s.t. |

16 | Robeet, Ludovic | Color Code-Arden Beef | s.t. |

17 | Harrison, Samuel | Team Wiggins | s.t. |

18 | Lampaert, Yves | Etixx-Quick Step | s.t. |

19 | Dernies, Tom | Wallonie Bruxelles | s.t. |

20 | Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume | Etixx-Quick Step | s.t. |

21 | Brun, Frédéric | Fortuneo-Vital Concept | s.t. |

22 | Van Lerberghe, Bert | Topsport Vlaanderen | s.t. |

23 | Masson, Christophe | Veranclassic-Ago | s.t. |

24 | Phelan, Adam | Drapac | s.t. |

25 | Vandenbergh, Stijn | Etixx-Quick Step | s.t. |

26 | Démare, Arnaud | FDJ | s.t. |

27 | Pedersen, Mads | Stölting Service Group | s.t. |

28 | Warnier, Antoine | Wallonie Bruxelles | s.t. |

29 | Evans, Brad | Drapac | s.t. |

30 | Hemroulle, Johan | Color Code-Arden Beef | s.t. |

31 | Van Breussegem, Elias | Veranda's Willems | s.t. |

32 | Goethem, Brian van | Roompot Oranje Peloton | + 00' 23'' |

33 | Frison, Frederik | Lotto-Soudal | + 00' 28'' |

34 | Palm, Martin | Color Code-Arden Beef | + 00' 29'' |

35 | Van Hecke, Preben | Topsport Vlaanderen | + 00' 32'' |

36 | Meurisse, Xandro | Crélan-Vastgoedservice | s.t. |

37 | Nika, Iltjan | D'Amico-Bottecchia | + 00' 35'' |

38 | Reutter, Sven | Stölting Service Group | + 00' 43'' |

39 | Le Gac, Olivier | FDJ | + 00' 44'' |

40 | Sarreau, Marc | FDJ | + 01' 00'' |

41 | Clarke, Will | Drapac | + 01' 00'' |

42 | Ligthart, Pim | Lotto-Soudal | + 01' 13'' |

43 | Kirsch, Alex | Stölting Service Group | + 01' 15'' |

44 | Premont, Christophe | Veranda's Willems | s.t. |

45 | Mertz, Rémy | Color Code-Arden Beef | s.t. |

46 | Loy, Antoine | Color Code-Arden Beef | + 01' 18'' |

47 | Crome, Sam | Avanti IsoWhey | + 01' 30'' |

48 | Riis, Thomas | Team TreFor | + 02' 06'' |

49 | Patten, Daniel | Team Wiggins | s.t. |

50 | Taminiaux, Lionel | Color Code-Arden Beef | s.t. |

51 | Leveau, Jérémy | Roubaix-Métropole | s.t. |

52 | Neilands, Krists | Axeon Hagens Berman | s.t. |

53 | Delvaux, Guillaume | T.Palm-Pôle | s.t. |

54 | Giacoppo, Anthony | Avanti IsoWhey | s.t. |

55 | Van Den Brande, Julien | Veranclassic-Ago | s.t. |

56 | Koep, Thomas | Stölting Service Group | s.t. |

57 | Haag, Guillaume | T.Palm-Pôle | s.t. |

58 | Sprengers, Thomas | Topsport Vlaanderen | s.t. |

59 | Lennertz, Sam | Veranclassic-Ago | s.t. |

60 | Vanderaerden, Massimo | Veranclassic-Ago | s.t. |

61 | Ruijgh, Rob | Crélan-Vastgoedservice | s.t. |

62 | Bonnamour, Franck | Fortuneo-Vital Concept | s.t. |

63 | De Tier, Floris | Topsport Vlaanderen | s.t. |

64 | Jules, Justin | Veranclassic-Ago | s.t. |

65 | Jeppesen, Andreas | Team TreFor | s.t. |

66 | Carbel, Michael | Stölting Service Group | s.t. |

67 | Mayer, Yannick | Veranclassic-Ago | s.t. |

68 | Genovese, Nicola | D'Amico-Bottecchia | s.t. |

69 | Wegmann, Fabian | Stölting Service Group | s.t. |

70 | Ginneken, Sjoerd van | Roompot Oranje Peloton | s.t. |

71 | Lowndes, Jason | Drapac | s.t. |

72 | Koning, Peter | Drapac | s.t. |

73 | Dunbar, Eddie | Axeon Hagens Berman | s.t. |

74 | Coenen, Dennis | Crélan-Vastgoedservice | s.t. |

75 | Delage, Mickaël | FDJ | s.t. |

76 | Vekeman, Maxime | T.Palm-Pôle | s.t. |

77 | Eiking, Odd | FDJ | s.t. |

78 | Oien, Justin | Axeon Hagens Berman | s.t. |

79 | Kamp, Alexander | Stölting Service Group | s.t. |

80 | Markus, Barry | Roompot Oranje Peloton | s.t. |

81 | Turgis, Jimmy | Roubaix-Métropole | s.t. |

82 | Gasparotto, Enrico | Wanty-Groupe Gobert | s.t. |

83 | De Rooze, Niels | Veranclassic-Ago | s.t. |

84 | O'Loughlin, Michael | Team Wiggins | s.t. |

85 | Chinello, Fabio | D'Amico-Bottecchia | s.t. |

86 | Jans, Roy | Wanty-Groupe Gobert | s.t. |

87 | Boonen, Tom | Etixx-Quick Step | s.t. |

88 | Loubet, Julien | Fortuneo-Vital Concept | s.t. |

89 | O'Donnell, Phil | Axeon Hagens Berman | s.t. |

90 | Robert, Frédérique | Crélan-Vastgoedservice | s.t. |

91 | Vantomme, Maxime | Roubaix-Métropole | s.t. |

92 | Chevalier, Olivier | Wallonie Bruxelles | s.t. |

93 | Druyts, Gerry | Crélan-Vastgoedservice | s.t. |

94 | De Winter, Ludwig | Wallonie Bruxelles | s.t. |

95 | Planckaert, Baptiste | Wallonie Bruxelles | s.t. |

96 | Hutarovich, Yauheni | Fortuneo-Vital Concept | s.t. |

97 | Slik, Ivar | Roompot Oranje Peloton | s.t. |

98 | Kreder, Raymond | Roompot Oranje Peloton | s.t. |

99 | Meersman, Gianni | Etixx-Quick Step | s.t. |

100 | Picoux, Maximilien | Color Code-Arden Beef | s.t. |

101 | Barta, Will | Axeon Hagens Berman | s.t. |

102 | Lane, Patrick | Avanti IsoWhey | s.t. |

103 | Terpstra, Niki | Etixx-Quick Step | s.t. |

104 | Vries, Berden de | Roompot Oranje Peloton | s.t. |

105 | De La Cruz, David | Etixx-Quick Step | s.t. |

106 | Lake, Sean | Avanti IsoWhey | s.t. |

107 | Rahbek, Mads | Team TreFor | s.t. |

108 | Christian, Mark | Team Wiggins | s.t. |

109 | Pedersen, Mark | Team TreFor | s.t. |

110 | Dibben, Jonathan | Team Wiggins | s.t. |

111 | Vaugrenard, Benoît | FDJ | s.t. |

112 | Tronet, Steven | Fortuneo-Vital Concept | s.t. |

113 | Kaise, Julien | Color Code-Arden Beef | s.t. |

114 | Ledanois, Kévin | Fortuneo-Vital Concept | + 02' 28'' |

115 | Devriendt, Tom | Wanty-Groupe Gobert | + 02' 45'' |

116 | De Troyer, Tim | Veranda's Willems | s.t. |

117 | Duquennoy, Jimmy | Wallonie Bruxelles | + 03' 13'' |

118 | Van Der Sande, Tosh | Lotto-Soudal | s.t. |

119 | Moncomble, Nicolas | Roubaix-Métropole | + 03' 19'' |

120 | Bouvry, Dieter | Roubaix-Métropole | + 03' 22'' |

121 | Scully, Tom | Drapac | s.t. |

122 | Van Melsen, Kevin | Wanty-Groupe Gobert | + 03' 31'' |

123 | Vanspeybrouck, Pieter | Topsport Vlaanderen | + 03' 47'' |

124 | Boeckmans, Kris | Lotto-Soudal | s.t. |

125 | Antomarchi, Julien | Roubaix-Métropole | + 04' 49'' |