Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) ran away with the victory at Superprestige Gullegem on Saturday for his seventh prime end of the season. He created the decisive separation from Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) with three laps to go and gained handily by 21 seconds.
Michael Vanthourenhout made it a pair of Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal riders on the rostrum with a third-place end, 41 again.
Because the penultimate spherical of the Superprestige, Dutch champion Lars van der Haar entered the day with a seven-point benefit over Vanthourenhout, the European Champion, within the Superprestige standings and Iserbyt 9 factors again. The standings would tighten by solely a few factors as Van der Haar crossed the road in Gullegem in fourth place.
Van Aert started the race in the back of a five-rider lead group of common suspects, and rode aggressively within the center laps to drop the challengers one after the other. Absent from the sector was Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck), who was anticipated to return to the fray on Sunday for World Cup Zonhoven on Sunday.
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