Photo gallery: Terpstra’s super solo at the 2018 men’s Tour of Flanders

by Matt de Neef

QuickStep Floors started the Tour of Flanders with a bunch of riders that could win the race, namely defending champion Philippe Gilbert, Dwars door Vlaanderen winner Yves Lampaert, E3 Harelbeke winner Niki Terpstra, three-time cyclocross world champion Zdenek Stybar. The Belgian squad was present in every attack that mattered, and it was Terpstra that eventually made the winning move with a touch under 30km to go.

The Dutchman followed an attack from the ever-versatile Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), dropped him, bridged to the leaders up the road, dropped them, then soloed all the way to the finish. It was his second win of the week and his second Monument victory (after the 2014 Paris-Roubaix), and an impressive one at that.

The photos below tell the story of the day. They come to you courtesy of Kristof Ramon and Jered and Ashley Gruber.

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