Cofidis’ Keukeleire, 21, wins third race of the year. BMC’s Murphy is sixth.

Jens Keukeleire, 21, has already won Three Days of West Flanders and Le Samyn this year.

Cofidis’ young speedster Jens Keukeleire won Wednesday’s Nokere-Koerse in Belgium, a 192-kilometer race from between Oudenaarde and Nokere.

Keukeleire already won this spring’s Three Days of West Flanders and Le Samyn.

Second place in the UCI 1.1 race went to Belgian’s Kris Boeckmans (Topsport Vlaaderen) and third went to Bobbie Traksel (Vacansoleil), winner of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne earlier this month.

American John Murphy (BMC) was sixth in the field sprint, and his teammates Stewart Jackson and Chad Beyer were 66th and 125th, respectively.

Top Ten:

  • 1. Jens KEUKELEIRE (BEL) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne in 4:38:24
  • 2. Kris BOECKMANS (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator at 0
  • 3. Bobbie TRAKSEL (NED) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team at 0
  • 4. Kenny DE HAES (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto at 0
  • 5. Klaas LODEWYCK (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator at 0
  • 6. John MURPHY (USA) BMC Racing Team at 0
  • 7. James VANLANDSCHOOT (BEL) Verandas Willems at 0
  • 8. Alexander PORSEV (RUS) at 0
  • 9. Danilo WYSS (SUI) BMC Racing Team at 0
  • 10. Roger KLUGE (GER) Milram at 0