Eddie Dunbar becomes first Irish winner of under-23 Tour of Flanders

Ireland's Eddie Dunbar soloed to victory in Saturday's U23 Tour of Flanders, to score a first win in the event for his home country

Eddie Dunbar wins U23 2017 Tour of Flanders.

(Image credit: Joyce Jason Ghijs)

Eddie Dunbar became the first ever Irish victor of the under-23 Tour of Flanders on Saturday, with a strong solo effort that saw him cross the line alone 49 seconds ahead of a chase group behind.

The 20-year-old from County Cork, Ireland, is in his second season with American Continental squad Axeon Hagens Berman and called the win in Oudenaarde, Belgium, “definitely the biggest to date” as well as a “relief”.

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