Jan Tratnik wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to save the day for Visma-Lease a Bike

The season-proper started today with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Jan Tratnik took the win in the men's race after his team looked to have thrown it all away

Image shows Jan Tratnik winning the 2024 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Jan Tratnik (Visma-Lease a Bike) won the 2024 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in a two-up sprint with Nils Politt (UAE Team Emirates).

It was the rider who finished second who'd done the majority of the work to keep the chasing group at bay, but then had nothing left for the sprint.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.