Monday, March 28, 2016

Peter Sagan Wins Gent-Wevelgem

Peter Sagan crosses the finish line first at the Gent-Wevelgem race (Photo: Cycling Weekly) 
The Gent-Wevelgem race was held on Sunday. This annual classic is part of Flemish Cycling Week, which culminates with the Tour of Flanders next Sunday. Viacheslav Kuznetsov was leading the 150 mile race when Peter Sagan, Fabian Cancellara and Sep Vanmarcke broke away from the pack on a climb, eventually catching the leader. The quartet stayed ahead of the other riders to the end, with Sagan winning the final sprint.

Unfortunately, there was tragedy at this year's race. Belgian cyclist Antonine Demoitie died late Sunday night after crashing in the race. Details are sketchy at this point, but he apparently went down in a crash and was then struck by a motorbike.

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