Omloop Het Nieuwsblad gallery

25 Feb 2017

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad gallery

All the best pictures from a gruelling windy day on the cobbles which saw BMC rider Greg Van Avermaet retain his Omloop Het Nieuwsblad crown.

The sign in and team presentation took place in the Gent Velodrome

The sign in and team presentation took place in the Gent Velodrome

The weather was undecided as the race got underway

The weather was undecided as the race got underway

The early kilometres passed without incident with the peloton intact

The early kilometres passed without incident with the peloton intact

Danny van Poppel discusses tactics with the team car

Danny van Poppel discusses tactics with the team car

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MIchal Golas and Christian Knees tackle the cobbles

MIchal Golas and Christian Knees tackle the cobbles

The Taaienberg was the climb that split the peloton and would prove decisive

The Taaienberg was the climb that split the peloton and would prove decisive

Gianni Moscon worked hard to bring the breakaway leaders back

Gianni Moscon worked hard to bring the breakaway leaders back

Ian Stannard also took his turn chasing chased the leaders down, but they were able to stay away

Ian Stannard also took his turn chasing chased the leaders down, but they were able to stay away

Van Avermat, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac) were too strong and kept a steady advantage to set up a three-man sprint

Van Avermat, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac) were too strong and kept a steady advantage to set up a three-man sprint

A sprint which Van Avermaet won, sealing successive Omloop victories

A sprint which Van Avermaet won, sealing successive Omloop victories

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