Max Walscheid won the 2022 Grand Prix de Denain after he held off Dries De Bondt and Adrien Petit.
The race nearly blew up when three Ineos Grenadiers riders powered off the front in the closing 30km. Primoz Roglic was part of the move and the attackers were only caught with about 1km to go.
“I am incredibly happy. We did the best performance possible and I am so happy to finish it off,” Walscheid said.
“We took control in the beginning and the team put me in the last 500m, and then it was full-gas to the line. I knew it was a difficult situation [Roglic group] and I was a little bit scared that we did not catch them back. I am super happy for our team. Today we also scored a lot of points and my teammates have scored some victories and I hope we can keep this ball rolling.”
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