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No Van Aert, no problem as Jumbo-Visma dominate Omloop Het Nieuwsblad once again

First and third at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Jumbo-Visma men Dylan van Baarle and Christophe Laporte celebrate on the podium

At Belgium’s Opening Weekend, all eyes are often trained on the home giants, Soudal-QuickStep, but in recent years it has been Dutch squad Jumbo-Visma who have grasped the mantle as top team at the opening instalment at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Last year, it was Wout van Aert who mastered the race, soloing home 13km from the line to take the team’s first win at the race since 2011. The Belgian star wasn’t on the start line in Gent this year, but that didn’t stop the team from dominating the action throughout the afternoon and walking away with another win.

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