Taco van der Hoorn won the Omloop van het Houtland on Thursday.

The Dutchman crossed the finish line solo in the Belgian one-day race.

Van der Hoorn was a few seconds ahead of the onrushing peloton.

The 27-year-old rider of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux was first accompanied by Jonas Rickaert and a little later by Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, but left alone on the way to the finish in Lichtervelde.

Danny van Poppel won the sprint for second place, completing Wanty-Gobert's success.

The Belgian Gerben Thijssen finished third.

Van der Hoorn recorded his third victory of the season.

He also took the victory in the third stage of the Giro d'Italia.

At the beginning of this month, the native of Rotterdam was the strongest in the third stage of the Benelux Tour, where he won the sprint of a leading group of five riders.

A few hours later, he was rewarded by his team with a new three-year contract.

In 2018, Van der Hoorn broke through with a stage win in the BinckBank Tour, the old name of the Benelux Tour.

Then he also successfully completed a flight in the third stage.

Van der Hoorn is the first Dutch winner of the Omloop van het Houtland since Stefan van Dijk in 2010. Steven de Jongh (2007), Jans Koerts (1995) and Michel Stolker (1960) are the other Dutchmen who have won this one-day race. to stand.

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