Gallery: The pain of the Tour of Flanders 2019

Joe Robinson 8 Apr 2019 A look back at De Ronde and how Alberto Bettiol took his surprise victory Alberto Bettiol had entered his sixth season as a professional yet to win a race. He'd been close with a second at the GP Plouay and third overall at the Tour of Poland in 2016 and even a fourth at E3-BinckBank just a week ago. Close but not close enough. That was until he raced the 2019 Tour of Flanders, the Education First's Italian Classics man's first victory as a professional . When the race hit the Oude Kwaremont for the final time of asking, the reduced peloton had been strung out by the tireless efforts of Bettiol's teammate Sep Vanmarcke. It was Bettiol's cut to go. With 18km left to run, he ramped up the pace on the cobbles of the Kwaremont riding the likes of Greg van Avermaet and ...

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