Mathieu van der Poel took first win in several months at GP de Wallonie after catching Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar) and Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier tech) in the last meters.
Biniam Girmay (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert) took second with Serrano in third.
“This finish is honest, I think. The strongest normally wins on a finish like that and I’m happy to be first,” Van der Poel said.
The Dutchman said his victory came as a surprise, revealing he struggled with the wet conditions and had intended to lead out teammate Jasper Philipsen.
“I didn’t feel very very good, to be honest. I said to Jasper that I’d do the lead-out for him, but I think he didn’t feel great either. On the final bend, I just did my sprint, I didn’t know if they he was still in my wheel, but I still had the strength to go to the line, and it was a nice victory for the team.”