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The Dane did it
Kasper Asgreen (Elegant – Quick-Step) outsprinted Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) to win the Tour of Flanders 2021! Mathieu van der Poel attacked on the third and last ascent of the Oude Kwaremont. He managed to drop Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) but was soon joined by Kasper Asgreen. The duo worked well together and stayed alone for the final sprint. When the Dane launched his effort, van der Poel seemed to be matching it. However, after a short while he pulled up, completely spent, shaking his head as Asgreen crossed the finish line ahead of him. Greg Van Avermaet (Ag2r Citroën) completed the podium after he attacked from the chase group with a few kilometres left.
Tour of Flanders 2021 results
- Kasper Asgreen (Elegant – Quick-Step)
- Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)
- Greg Van Avermaet (Ag2r Citroën)
- Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)
- Sep Vanmarcke (Israel Start-Up Nation)
- Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
- Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Fenix)
- Florian Sénéchal (Elegant – Quick-Step)
- Anthony Turgis (Total Direct Energie)
- Dylan van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers)
Annemiek van Vleuten wins again
The European champion won the Tour of Flanders for the second time with her signature long-range attack. She made the move on the Paterberg, the race’s last climb 13 km from the finish, and managed to hold off seven chasers. German champion Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT) won the sprint for second place. Grace Brown (BikeExchange) finished third.
Tour of Flanders Elite Women
- Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar)
- Grace Brown (BikeExchange)
- Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT)
- Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo)
- Demi Vollering (SDWorx)
- Marta Cavalli (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope)
- Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope)
- Anna van der Breggen (SDWorx)
- Eugenia Bujak (Alé-BTC Ljubljana)
- Kristen Faulkner (Tibco-SVB)
Given the supertuck is banned as of today, April 1st, could this have been a real long game April fools joke by the UCI? Waiting with baited breath to find out 😋
— Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) April 1, 2021
This is not right
— Cycling Memes (@Cycling_Memes1) April 1, 2021
Could this work?
— Nico Ramirez (@NicoRamirz) March 28, 2021