Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) won GP Le Samyn after he outsprinted the break on the uphill finale in Dour. The Italian’s aggression helped to form the winning move at the beginning of the final lap of the finishing circuit, and he had the strength to fend off Hugo Hofstetter (Arkea-Samsic) and Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix) in the sprint.

As ever, the GP Le Samyn was a race of attrition, with a sizeable peloton eventually being whittled down to its bare bones by the ebb and flow of attack and counter-attack on the cobbled sectors that punctuated the finishing circuit, and Trentin was present at every critical juncture.


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