Weekend double for German champion Ackermann

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe)

German road race champion Pascal Ackermann pulled off a rare weekend double when he won both Saturday's Brussels Cycling Classic and the Grand Prix de Fourmies on Sunday . The young Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter, who also won the RideLondon-Surrey Classic in late July, took the bunch sprint in Brussels ahead of Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven on Saturday, and then beat Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) for victory at the GP de Fourmies in northern France on Sunday. "I almost can't believe it," Ackermann said after taking the Fourmies win. "I'm just speechless. I knew that I was in good form, but I didn't expect to win two races on the same weekend. The guys did an excellent job and rode on the front of the peloton for such a long time. At the end of the day, we managed to pull off our plan perfectly, and I want to thank my teammates for their ...

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