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  • Brabant Arrow

  • Winder wins women's race, Vollering just falls short.

  • Finish men around 5:30 pm

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Jumbo-Visma rider Gijs Leemrijze has been disqualified for 'a wrong riding position'.

Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) DQ'd for riding position, according to race reports # bp21

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Avatar Author Gregor Brown Moment of Places 14: 33 - April 14, 2021

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Another 13 km

- Van Aert and Pidcock are near Trentin.

So we now have three leaders.

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15 km to go 

- Pidcock starts an attack and only Van Aert can follow.

The two of them go hunting for Trentin.

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Another 18 km

- Trentin maintains his lead of around twenty seconds.

The peloton follows fifty seconds behind the Italian.

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Another 21 km

- Ide Schelling is affiliated with the group with Van Aert, but that cost the Dutchman a lot of strength.

It remains to be seen what he has left for the final phase.

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Another 23 km 

- Dutch rider Ide Schelling has left the third group, the dropouts from the leading group.

He tries to join the group with Van Aert.

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Another 24 km

- Matteo Trentin continues to cycle fast and is already twenty seconds ahead of the group with Van Aert, where Oscar Riesebeek is still located.

Trentin is now in the S curve.

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Another 26 km 

- Behind Trentin and the Van Aert group there is another group with the dropouts from the leading group.

They are half a minute behind leader Trentin, who is eight seconds ahead of Van Aert and co.

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Another 27 km

- Trentin tries to drive away from the leading group and has a hole.

Cavanga tries to shut that down.

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Another 29 km

- Due to Cosnefroy's acceleration, ten riders remain in the leading group, including Van Aert.

That means that seven riders have dropped out of the leading group, including Bystrom.

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Another 30 km 

- Cosnefroy starts in the leading group, Van Aert and Trentin, among others, can follow.

This does not apply to everyone, there seems to be a break in the front runners.

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32 km to go 

- The three groups have indeed merged and are now about 50 seconds from the peloton, where the victims of the crash try to reconnect.

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Another 35 km

- Van Aert, Trentin and Pidcock continue fast and are already approaching the chasing group of Riesebeek. They in turn have already come very close to the front runners.

So it seems that those three groups are going to merge into one large leading group.

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Another 36

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- About fifteen riders were involved in the crash.

The most prominent is Michael Matthews.

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Another 37 km 

- Almost simultaneously, Wout van Aert, Matteo Trentin and Thomas Pidcock leave the peloton.

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38 km to go

- Crash in the peloton!

Many riders crash, including a few riders from Deceuninck - Quick-Step.

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Another 44 km

- Julian Mertens is the next who had to release from the leading group and was hit by the pursuers.

So five more riders in front.

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Another 45 km

- The pursuers are approaching the leading group.

The difference is only twenty seconds.

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Another 49 km 

- The leading group has fallen apart.

The following riders are now at the front:


Andreas Leknessund (DSM)


Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe)


Julian Mertens (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)


Ludovic Robeet (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles)


Anders Skaarseth (Uno-X)


Brent Van Moer (Lotto-Soudal) .



Van Melsen and Coquard have already slumped into the peloton, while Morin is in the chasing group.

That group runs at 45 seconds, the peloton at 1.30 minutes.

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Another 52 km 

- Bryan Croquard had to let go of the leading group and has already been overtaken by Cavanga and co.

The three Riesebeek Teuns and Cosnefroy have found a connection with the Cavanga foursome.

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54 km to go 

- The current situation:



1. We still have eight leaders.

At first there were nine, but Kevin van Melsen has completely fallen through


2. In more than half a minute we find the foursome Cavanga, Bystrom, Stannard and Skujins.


3. At 1.10 minutes from the front runners are Riesebeek, Teuns, Cosnefroy and the picked-up Van Melsen.


4. The peloton is at 1.35 minutes from the front runners.

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Another 55 km

- New attack from the peloton!

The Dutchman Oscar Riesebeek tries with Dylan Teuns and Benoit Cosnefroy to make the crossing to the Cavanga foursome.

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58 km to go - 

Kevin van Melsen seems to be the first to release in the leading group of nine.

Meanwhile, the foursome Bystrom, Stannard, Cavanga and Skujins still don't give up.

They are still slightly ahead of the peloton.

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Another 60 km 

- The four pursuers have been caught again by the fast-racing peloton, which is only about 1.40 minutes behind the leaders.

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64 km to go 

- The lead of the nine leaders on the peloton has decreased to 2.30 minutes.

They don't seem to make it to the finish.

The four pursuers, Bystrom, Stannard, Cavanga and Skujins, still ride somewhere in between.

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66 km to go 

- There are a lot of attack thrusts from the peloton.

Remí Cavanga and Toms Skujins have managed to join Bystrom and Stannard.

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Another 69 km

- Team Jumbo-Visma takes control in the peloton and ensures that the attackers do not drive too far away.

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Another 72 km - 

Sven Erik Bystrom and Robert Stannard attack from the peloton and take half a minute.

So they are about three minutes behind the front runners.

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74 km to go - 

The lead of the nine leaders has decreased to about 3.30 minutes.

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Another 76 km

- It is time for the first ascent of Moskesstraat.

At ten kilometers before the end, the Moskesstraat will be climbed again.

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The cobblestones of Moskesstraat have been refurbished by the city council, so it has lost a huge part of its difficulty.

Cobbles, cobbles, cobbles 😃 # BP21 Photo: @BeelWout

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Avatar Author Deceuninck-QuickStep Moment of places 13: 17 - 14 April 2021

3 minutes ago

105 km to go

- The situation has not changed.

The lead of the front runners still fluctuates around six minutes.



The nine names in a row:



Bryan Coquard (B&B)


Ludovic Robeet (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles)


Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe)


Julian Mertens (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)


Brent Van Moer (Lotto-Soudal)


Anders Skaarseth (Uno- X)


Andreas Leknessund (DSM)


Emmanuel Morin (Cofidis)


Kevin Van Melsen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert)

21 minutes ago

118 km to go

- When the clouds of smoke of the women's race have cleared, we see that the nine front runners in the men have built up a six-minute lead.

23 minutes ago

Vollering was convinced of her victory and cheered over the line, but did so too soon.

In this photo, just before the finish, she still seems to have a small lead.

Confidence levels: Alaphilippe.

# BP21 #BPwomen

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Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 12: 23-14 April 2021

26 minutes ago

This is the photo finish between Vollering and Winder, with Vollering in purple.

In any case, it is very close, but Winder has been declared the winner by the organization.

From the images no way Ruth Winder won this.

@teamsdworx should request the photo finish file.

# BP21 #BPWomen

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Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 12: 29-14 April 2021

27 minutes ago

Demi Vollering does NOT win the Brabant Arrow! 

A correction has taken place and Ruth Winder has been declared the winner.

39 minutes ago

Demi Vollering wins the Brabant Arrow!



Demi Vollering is just ahead of Winder and wins the Brabant Arrow!

43 minutes ago

1 km to go

- The last kilometer!

Demi Vollering, Ruth Winder, Leah Thomas, Joscelin Lowden Juliette Labous and Elisa Balsamo will decide on the final climb in Overijse who will win the Brabant Arrow.

44 minutes ago

Another 2 km 

- We are going to prepare for the denouement with the women!

Can Demi Vollering book a surprising victory in the Brabant Arrow?

an hour ago

Still 135 km 

- In the men, the lead of the front runners after the Alsenberg has meanwhile increased to almost 5.30 minutes.

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Another 5 km 

- The front runners work well together and do not seem to be relinquishing the 1.10-minute lead.

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Another 7.5 km

- The six front runners climb the Holstheide and do not give up anything.

On the contrary, they even run slightly to a good minute.

It is increasingly starting to seem that the winner is in this group.

Could perhaps surprise Demi Vollering.

The opportunities for Annemiek van Vleuten, who is in the peloton, seem lost.

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Another 140 km

- After more than forty minutes flat, the men start climbing again, on the Rue de Hal.

The lead of the front runners is almost four minutes.

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Another 11 km

- The front runners are now climbing on Moskesstraat.

The serious lead of almost a minute holds up for the time being.

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