Jasper Stuyven wins Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne with solo attack
By Matt Westby
Last Updated: 28/02/16 4:53pm
Jasper Stuyven claimed a surprise solo victory in the one-day Belgian classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.
The race is usually won by sprinters but Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) attacked out of a small lead group with 16km to go and hung on to win by 17 seconds.
Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the sprint for second place, narrowly beating Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) into third.
Stuyven said: "It was really hard coming in alone, but I tried to manage and go as aero as possible."
Scott Thwaites (Bora-Argon 18) was Britain's highest-placed finisher, in 10th.
1 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo, 4:53:51
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha, +17sec
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, same time
4 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo, st
5 Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step, st