Sagan wins Kuurne-Brussels-Kurrne, Van Avermaet wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Rui Costa wins Abu Dhabi Tour

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Peter Sagan the 2017 edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. He out sprinted his breakaway companions Jasper Stuyven and Luke Rowe, Benoot, and Trenti.

Last year’s winner Jasper Stuyven of Trek-Segafredo attacked. The Belgian was joined by Peter Sagan, Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal), Luke Rowe (Sky) and Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step).

This move proved to be final blow to those that had missed the cut earlier as the five remained ahead of their chasers and the peloton and as such got to battle for the victory in a small sprint.

VAN AVERMAET GOES BACK TO BACK AT OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD

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Greg Van Avermaet claimed his second consecutive win at Omloop Het Niuewsblad with a stunning sprint to the line ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgohe) and Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team).

Van Avermaet, Sagan and Vanmarcke were in the lead 20km before the finish line, and it was this trio that would hold off the reduced peloton and battle it out for the win.

The three riders were eyeing each other in the final 2km but it was Van Avermaet who was positioned well on the inside approaching the line and sprinted to claim his first win of the season.

EWEN WINS FINAL SPRINT AS RUI COSTA WINS ABU DHABI TOUR

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Rui Costa gives UAE Team Emirates an important home victory.

The last stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour was won by Australian Caleb Ewan of Orica-Scott as Rui Costa of UAE Team Emirates celebrated, securing the overall victory. Mark cavendish won the Green Sprinters jersey.

UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa finished safely in the pack and was confirmed the overall victor ahead of Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha-Alpecin and Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb

AXEON HAGENS BERMAN WINS ALENTEJO TEAM TITLE

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The Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team captured the team title at Volta ao Alentejo for the second straight year Sunday while also placing four riders in the top 11 in the final standings.

The American development team earned three podium finishes in the five-day race, headlined by Logan Owen’s victory on Stage 4 on Saturday. British national criterium champion Chris Lawless scored a pair of runner-up finishes, both of them to Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Molano (Manzana Postobon), winner of Stage 3 and 5.

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