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Vliegen in Top Ten at De Brabantse Pijl

13. April 2016, Overijse (BEL) — Road Team

Loïc Vliegen attacks during De Brabantse Pijl, before finishing in tenth place. (c) Tim De Waele/TDWSport.com

Loïc Vliegen put in a solid race at De Brabantse Pijl to finish in tenth place, a brilliant result in his first year with BMC Racing Team.

Vliegen and Dylan Teuns both made their way into a mid-race breakaway before being reeled in with 30 kilometers to go, setting the stage for attack after attack.

Peter Vakoc (Etixx Quick Step) took the solo win, Enrico Gasparotto (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) finished in second place and Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) in third, while a reduced peloton battled for the minor placings.

Quotes of the Day:

Loïc Vliegen:

“I’m happy with the race. It was my first time racing in one of the Ardennes Classics and it was a hard race. With 50 or 60 kilometers to go I had to attack early but it was also to save the team because if Dylan and I didn’t attack, maybe we would have had to chase. I used a lot of energy but I think it was a good move to be in.”

“In the end tenth place is a good result for me. I’m happy with my form for the next races. Now we have Amstel Gold and Liège-Bastogne- Liège which are both WorldTour races and are 250 kilometers which I’ve never done. I’m looking forward to seeing how I go.”

Fabio Baldato, Sports Director:

“We went into the race without a clear leader so the guys did a good job. Loïc and Dylan did a great effort on the front but we had some bad luck as Silvan Dillier had a flat at a crucial moment of the race and he had to use a fair bit of energy to come back which put the others in trouble a bit too. Silvan would have been in a good position to go for a good result I think.”

“Alessandro De Marchi attacked in the final and then Loïc positioned himself well in the front group going into the last kilometer. A top ten finish for him is a really nice result, especially as he did a lot of the work at the front of the race too. I think we raced pretty aggressively so I’m happy. The guys were really motivated and I think we can have some good results going into the next Ardennes Classics.”

Race Profile

De Brabantse Pijl (1.HC)

One-day race / 203km

Top 3: Peter Vakoc (Etixx Quick Step), Enrico Gasparotto (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal)

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