• 2012/03/04 De Vlaamse Pijl: Caethoven wins the sprint for second place
    • De Vlaamse Pijl: Caethoven wins the sprint for second place De Vlaamse Pijl: Caethoven wins the sprint for second place De Vlaamse Pijl: Caethoven wins the sprint for second place
      Frédéric Amorison (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony) won the 45th edition of the "Vlaamse Pijl" with start and finishin Harelbeke after 157 kilomete . He escaped 2KM from the finish line and defended perfectly his last years win. Steven Caethoven (Accent Jobs-Willems Veranda's) was second before Boris Dron (Wallonie Bruxelles-Crédit Agricole).

      At the Paterberg, the thirth climb of the day after 59 kilometer, the peloton collapsed. Amorison decided together with Thomas Degand and Maxime Anciaux that it went too slow and they attacked. Degand had technical problems and both leaders got company from 17 riders. Steven Caethoven and again Amorison accelerated but they couldn't get away. A group od 21 riders started at the three local laps with 1,5 min advance on the peloton. Frédéric Amorison tried again in the last lap. He got away with Tim De Troyer, Boris Dron en Steven Caethoven. With 2km left, Amorison accelerated and took meritated the victory! Caethoven won the sprint for the second place.

       

       

       

       

      1 AMORISON Frédéric LAN LANDBOUWKREDIET - EUPHONY 3:41:40

      2 CAETHOVEN Steven ACC ACCENT JOBS - WILLEMS VERANDA'S 0:00:03

      3 DRON Boris WBC WALLONIE BRUXELLES - CREDIT AGRICOLE 0:00:03

      4 DE TROYER Tim OVYTA-EIJSSEN-ACROG CYCLING TEAM 0:00:03

      5 DEMOITIE Antoine FWB IDEMASPORT - BIOWANZE 0:00:03

      6 STENUIT Robin WBC WALLONIE BRUXELLES - CREDIT AGRICOLE 0:00:03

      7 CHAIGNEAU Robin KOG KOGA CYCLING TEAM 0:00:03

      8 DE BIE Sean OVYTA-EIJSSEN-ACROG CYCLING TEAM 0:00:03

      9 ALAFACI Eugenio LET LEOPARD - TREK CONTINENTAL TEAM 0:00:03

      10 CLAEYS Kevin LAN LANDBOUWKREDIET - EUPHONY 0:00:03

      11 VAN MELSEN Kevin ACC ACCENT JOBS - WILLEMS VERANDA'S 0:00:03