Saturday’s round of the BPost Bank Trofee was won by Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb – Napoleon Games) who had escaped with Wout van Aert (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace) on the final lap. Pauwels then got away from his breakaway companion on a sandy stretch to win alone.
The skill over the boards was crucial as Pauwels was able to bunny-hop them while van Aert had to dismount. He wasn’t the only one to struggle with the boards, as can be seen in the below video.
Both Lars Van der Haar (Giant-Shimano) and Sven Vanthourenhout (Crelan) crashed at the boards.