Tim Wellens wins De Brabantse Pijl, as riders pay tribute to Michael Goolaerts

Lotto-Soudal team lead the way in shaping the action during De Brabantse Pijl in Belgium, with Tim Wellens taking the victory and dedicating the win to Michael Goolaerts

Tim Wellens wins 2018 De Brabantse Pijl.

(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) won an emotional edition of De Brabantse Pijl in Belgium on Wednesday, which started with a minute's silence in tribute to Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts, who lost his life after suffering a cardiac arrest during Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.

Goolaerts' Veranda’s Willems-Crelan team elected to take part in the 201.9-kilometre Belgian cobbled event in memory of the 23-year-old. Riders wore black armbands as a sign of respect.

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