For many cycling fans, the red letter day of the season is Omloop Day. It has cobbles, it has bergs, it has the Kapelmuur – and it kicks off the Classics season. With worries around how much of the cycling season will actually get raced (Italian races in jeopardy, even the Tour de France coming into question due to the corona virus), it felt like we needed to drink in as much of the action as possible. And we got two fantastic wins. Both using the Kapelmuur well, it was a solo win for the world champion, Annamiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott), in the women’s edition and Trek-Segafredo’s Jasper Stuyven had enough in his legs to stay in front of Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Yves Lampaert to take the biggest win of his career in the men’s race.
Tadej Pogacar snatched victory on stage 5. Adam Yates declared the overall winner as the final stages of the tour were cancelled – due to two positive tests for Corona virus from staff of one of the teams. We wish everyone safe and on travelling home to loved ones soon.
Aaaaand the sprint victory goes to Dylan Groenewegen and Jumbo-Visma!