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Cees Bol takes unexpected victory in crash-marred Nokere Koerse

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Cees Bol wins Nokere Koerse 2019

Cees Bol sprinted for victory at Nokere Koerse to give Team Sunweb their first win of the season – although the finale was marred by a huge crash in the closing stages.

As a compact bunch was getting into position for the expected sprint finish in Nokere, a big crash in the final kilometer saw put several riders on the deck.

A rub of shoulders between Max Walscheid and another rider ultimately led to a messy pileup a few riders deep into the bunch, with cyclocross world champion Mathieu van der Poel among those affected.

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) went early, but Sunweb rallied and caught the German as Bols powered through for the win.

Nokere Koerse 2019 results:

1Cees Bol (Team Sunweb)

4:32:37

2Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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3Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates)

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4Boy van Poppel (Roompot-Charles)

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5Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis)

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6Jonas Van Genechten (Vital Concept-B&B Hotel)

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7Justin Jules (Wallonie Bruxelles)

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8Bram Welten (Arkéa Samsic)

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9Jens Debusschere (Katusha-Alpecin)

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10Lawrence Naesen (Lotto Soudal0

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