Deceuninck – Quick-Step à bloc in Wallonie opener

Deceuninck – Quick-Step à bloc in Wallonie opener

Tuesday 20 July 2021 - 18:26
Deceuninck – Quick-Step à bloc in Wallonie opener

Deceuninck – Quick-Step à bloc in Wallonie opener

Tuesday 20 July 2021 - 18:26

Fabio Jakobsen finished as our best placed rider Tuesday afternoon.

The Tour de Wallonie, a race where our team took the overall glory twice in the past, got underway with a hilly 185.7km stage between Genappe and Héron, comprising four classified climbs and countless other hills that made for a tough day in the saddle.

Josef Cerny and Yves Lampaert were on pace-setting duty for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, controlling the seven-man breakaway and allowing it a two-minute maximum advantage before reeling it in with 70 kilometers to go. Shortly after, three riders went clear forcing the peloton to start a fierce chase, our team taking over the reins again at the head of the bunch. The Wolfpack made sure of overhauling also this small group, before changing the approach and deciding to go on the offensive.

With 15 kilometers remaining, Andrea Bagioli attacked and was joined by two other riders, together opening a 20-second gap that they carried into the last five kilometers of the stage. It looked like the trio would manage to stay clear, but the sprinters’ teams somehow found that extra gear to erase the deficit and make sure it would come down to a mass gallop, won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), from a peloton that contained also Fabio Jakobsen, our highest-ranked rider.

“We controlled things, and then, as we approached the business end of the stage, we had Andrea giving it a go. It was his first outing for the team since March and he looked good, it was nice to have him back. We hoped he would make it, but many teams wanted a bunch, so theu got caught with just two kilometers to go. We backed Fabio and he was determined to get a good result, but unfortunately he was boxed in. Despite all this, it was a good start for us, which makes us confident for the next stages”, said sports director Klaas Lodwyck.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step will continue the race in six riders, after Pieter Serry was forced to abandon due to a crash at 70 kilometers to go, following which he was diagnosed with rib contusion.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:21:36
2 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
3 Gianni Vermeersch
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
5 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
6 Amaury Capiot
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:00
7 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
8 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:00
9 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:00
10 Milan Menten
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:00
21 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
36 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
85 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
104 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
105 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
157 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:10
DNF Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-04:21:36
1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:21:26
2 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:04
3 Dries De Bondt
Alpecin-Fenix
0:04
4 Gianni Vermeersch
Alpecin-Fenix
0:06
5 Jenthe Biermans
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:07
6 Stan Dewulf
AG2R Citroën Team
0:08
7 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:09
8 Baptiste Planckaert
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:09
9 Tom Paquot
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:09
10 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:10
27 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
41 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
86 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
104 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
105 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
157 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:20
1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
2 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
20 pt
3 Gianni Vermeersch
Alpecin-Fenix
15 pt
4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
10 pt
5 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
8 pt
6 Amaury Capiot
Team Arkéa Samsic
6 pt
7 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
4 pt
8 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
3 pt
9 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
2 pt
10 Milan Menten
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
1 pt
1 Tom Paquot
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
12 pt
2 Stan Dewulf
AG2R Citroën Team
6 pt
3 Pim Ronhaar
Baloise - Trek Lions
6 pt
4 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4 pt
5 Elmar Reinders
Riwal Cycling Team
4 pt
6 Jenthe Biermans
Israel Start-Up Nation
4 pt
7 Andreas Goeman
Tarteletto - Isorex
4 pt
8 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
2 pt
9 Alexis Renard
Israel Start-Up Nation
2 pt
10 Alexis Gougeard
AG2R Citroën Team
2 pt
1 Stan Dewulf
AG2R Citroën Team
4:21:34
2 Tom Paquot
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:01
3 Jarrad Drizners
Hagens Berman Axeon
0:02
4 Luca Mozzato
0:02
5 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:02
6 Jake Stewart
Groupama - FDJ
0:02
7 Florian Vermeersch
Lotto Soudal
0:02
8 Witse Meeussen
Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal
0:02
9 Ward Vanhoof
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:02
10 Alexis Renard
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:02
24 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02

Top results

1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:21:36
2 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
3 Gianni Vermeersch
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
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