Team Jumbo-Visma (Belgium) - Press Release: Wout van Aert has won the Omloop het Nieuwsblad. The Belgian leader of Team Jumbo-Visma rode away on the day's final climb, the Bosberg, and crossed the line solo in Ninove. Thanks in part to the work of his strong teammates, Van Aert took his first win of the road season.
Under sunny weather conditions, seven riders formed the day's breakaway. After a quiet start Team Jumbo-Visma, led by Edoardo Affini, Pascal Eenkhoorn and Tosh Van der Sande, took control of the race. The yellow-black formation also ensured that leader Van Aert was in a good position to start the decisive cobbled sections and hills. Attacks by Mike Teunissen, Nathan Van Hooydonck and Tiesj Benoot allowed the Belgian champion to wait and see.
Benoot even went on a solo attack on the road to the Muur of Geraardsbergen, but he was caught just after the top. On the Bosberg, Van Aert gave everything he had and no rider could keep up with him. A fifteen-kilometre solo resulted in the victory, which meant Team Jumbo Visma's second victory of the road season.