Fabio Jakobsen sprints to Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Victory
Peloton catches three man breakaway with 200 metres to go, Jakobsen fastest ahead of McEwan and Hugo Hofstetter
The three man breakaway consisting of Laporte, Van der Hoorn and Narvaez will be kicking themselves after holding off a thinned peloton for over 20 kms to be caught by the sprinters team just before the finish line.
Laporte, Van der Hoorn and Narvaez broke away and held a gap of 11 seconds, but in the end the sprinters team organized themselves and shut the breakaway down in the closing km.
The Quick-Step sprinter launched as Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Want-Gobert Matériaux) and Jhonatan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) were finally caught, Lotto-Soudal's Caleb Ewan following but unable to overhaul the Dutchman, having to settle for second place.
Arkéa-Samsic's Hugo Hofstetter and Dan McLay then finished third and fourth, with Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel - Premier Tech) rounding out the top five.
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2022 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Top 10
1 Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) QuickStep-AlphaVinyl 04:32:13
2 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
3 Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
4 Daniel McLay (GBr) Arkea-Samsic
5 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Israel Premier Tech
6 Dries Van Gestel (Bel) TotalEnergies
7 Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkea-Samsic
8 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma
9 Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
10 Taco van der Hoorn (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobertt