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Julian Alaphilippe

revalidated his crown of road cycling world champion in a big way by winning the online test of the Flanders World Cup (Belgium), a 267.7-kilometer race full of heights, walls and cobblestones between Antwerp and Leuven after which continues with rainbows.

Alaphilippe, 29, and a gold medalist also at Imola 2020, reached the finish line alone after breaking the race over and over again with the impressive attacks on slopes that are almost impossible to follow when the Frenchman is in his best form.

After Saint-Amand-Montrond, a group of four riders reached the finish line, among which the Dutch

Dylan van Baarle

and the Danish

Michael Valgren Hundahl

were silver and bronze.

Belgian

Jasper Stuyven

, who left his country without a medal, and American

Neilson Powless

, fourth and fifth, completed the quartet.

Farther away, scattered, the rest of the group of 17 cyclists entered, who stayed 50 km ahead.

from the end to play the medals.

Among them, the main favorites to the final victory, the Dutch

Mathieu Van del Poel

, eighth, and the Belgian

Wout van Aert

, eleventh.

The Spanish soon ran out of options.

Alex Aranburu

, in a fall.

And

García Cortina

burned his bullets in an attack before the race was decided.

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