Wout van Aert wins the E3 Saxo Bank Classic as Jumbo-Visma show their strength

Christophe Laporte takes second after the duo attack on the Paterberg with over 40km to go

Wout van Aert
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Wout van Aert won the E3 Saxo Bank Classic as Jumbo-Visma dominated the classic, showing their strength as the team took first and second in Harelbeke.

The Belgian rider and his teammate Christophe Laporte attacked on the Paterberg with 42.3km to go and never looked back, as they grew the gap to the elite chasers behind to two minutes.

  1. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, in 4-36-19
  2. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma, in same time
  3. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ, at 1-35
  4. Biniam Girmay (Eri) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert
  5. Matej Mohorič (Sln) Bahrain-Victorious
  6. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
  7. Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
  8. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
  9. Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
  10. Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, all at same time

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