Mauri Vansevenant beats all-star group at GP Industria & Artigianato
Mauri Vansevenant (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) won the GP Industria & Artigianato in a breathtaking finish Sunday.
The 21-year old had topped the final climb of the day with Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic), and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious), and as they dropped toward the finish line, Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) bridged across.
Schelling tried to take them by surprise with a long sprint from around 300 meters out, but the Belgian rider Vansevenant came around him to scoop the win.
Mollema took second place while Landa finished third.
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Tim Merlier dazzles at GP Jean-Pierre Monseré
Tim Merlier backed up his victory at GP Le Samyn on Tuesday with a long-range winning kick to surprise the sprint trains at GP Monseré.
The Alpecin-Fenix speedster kicked from 10th wheel with around 250 meters to go as the sprint field shuffled for position and duly motored away without response, winning by over a dozen meters.
Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) enjoyed an effective leadout to take second-place while Timothy Dupont (Bingoal-Wallonie Brussels) finished third.