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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2024, February 24, one-day classic (men's)

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Only one day to go for the yearly Balen Shake!!!

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EDIT: Wait, what?! Still no Taaienberg??? :(
Gilbert attacked on Taaienberg as well during his heroic 2008 Omloop win!


Lars Boom famously took his somersault there in 2012!
 
Here's Het Nieuwsblad's star rating for today:

**** * van Aert
**** de Lie, Philipsen
*** Laporte, Pidcock, Mohoric
** Bettiol, Girmay, Alaphilippe, Stuyven
* Küng, Lazkano, Tratnik, van Baarle, Wellens

I would put the Visma riders higher, apart from Van Aert obviously. With the kind of team they have, it will be very difficult for rivals to keep things together.

Nonetheless, I will be interested to see how riders like De Lie and Alaphilippe go.
 
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First attackers were all allowed to form break of the day.

🇳🇱 14 Lars Boven (Alpecin-Deceuninck)
🇮🇹 53 Samuele Batistella (Astana)
🇫🇷 83 Alexis Gougeard (Cofidis)
🇧🇪 93 Sander De Pestel (Decathlon-AG2R)
🇮🇹 145 Manlio Moro (Movistar)
🇬🇧 152 Sean Flynn (DSM-Firmenich PostNL)
🇳🇱 156 Frank van den Broek (DSM-Firmenich PostNL)
🇧🇪 195 Elias Maris (Flanders-Baloise)
🇧🇪 206 Jelle Vermoote (Bingoal-WB)
 
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