On Tuesday 11 October Wanty-Groupe Gobert lined up in the last race of the season, Putte-Kapellen divided into 11 laps of 16.5 km with Roy Jans, Jérôme Baugnies, Kenny Dehaes, Danilo Napolitano, Robin Stenuit, Dimitri Claeys, Mark McNally and Boris Dron in a sunny Putte-Kapellen. Our rider Roy Jans sprinted to his first victory of the season.
“Wat a relief! I’m so happy to conclude this difficult season with a great victory”, Roy Jans said.
The team Wanty-Groupe Gobert rode a perfect race in Putte-Kapellen. The Italian rider Danilo Napolitano was part of the leading group with seven other riders. The breakaway was caught with three laps to go.
A massive crash including Dimitri Claeys, Robin Stenuit and Kenny Dehaes had split the peloton to pieces, leaving just 20-30 riders in the main group. Our riders Jérôme Baugnies and Boris Dron attacked in the last kilometres but it was impossible to get clear. Our sprinter Roy Jans was the fastest in the Ertbrandstraat. “I was on Kevin Ista’s wheel. I tried to move up. I launched my sprint with 200-250 metres to go. I knew I could finish it off today because I had very good legs.”
Roy Jans confirms his good form of the last weeks. “Since the Tour de Poitou-Charentes I’m back to a good level. It was a difficult season for me. It is a beautiful farewell gift for Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Next year I’l ride in another team”, he concluded.