Dorian Godon and Silvia Persico win thrilling men's and women's Brabantse Pijls in wet conditions

Frenchman and Italian triumphant out of reduced groups at the end of wet day of racing in Flanders

Dorian Godon and Silvia Persico, winners of Brabantse Pijl
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Dorian Godon won a thrilling edition of the men's Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday, while Silvia Persico won the women's equivalent in circumstances that were just as exciting, in the interlude between the cobbled and Ardennes Classics.

The French AG2R Citroën rider sprinted to victory from a group of two, triumphing over Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost) in the final 200m.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.