Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) won the Flanders classic Brabantse Pijl 2013 (see notes 1) edition. Current UCI World Champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) finished in second, and Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) completed the podium.

Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) wins Brabantse Pijl 2013 with UCI World Champion Philippe Gilbert in second.

Before the race, Sagan gave the podium girl Maja Leye flowers, and apologized to her again, in person. And with winning the race, he took the flowers back, with a kiss.

With 2 km to go, Sagan attacked from a late breakaway on the final climb of the precursor to the Ardennes Classics, and only Gilbert managed to follow him. Leukemans followed them a few seconds back, then he caught them, but just for a few seconds. He couldn’t sprint, he had nothing left in the tank. In the final meters, Gilbert opened the sprint, maybe thinking that Sagan was tired after doing all the chasing in the last 2 km, but the young Slovakian of Cannondale quickly got into his slipstream and came through in the final 50 meters. He had just about enough to come through and took the win.

With finishing in second, Philippe Gilbert’s search for a win in the rainbow jersey continues. He didn’t win a single race in the UCI World Champion jersey, until now.

Leukemans finished in third with Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) in fourth.

Peter Sagan apologized to Maja Leye before the Brabantse Pijl 2013
Peter Sagan apologized to Maja Leye before the Brabantse Pijl 2013
Peter Sagan wins Brabantse Pijl 2013 (podium)
Brabantse Pijl 2013 podium: 1- Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling), 2- Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team), 3- Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM).

Brabantse Pijl 2013 Full Results

Position :: Rider :: Country :: Team :: Time

  1. Peter Sagan :: Slovakia :: Cannondale Pro Cycling :: 4:45:05
  2. Philippe Gilbert :: Belgium :: BMC Racing Team
  3. Bjorn Leukemans :: Belgium :: Vacansoleil-DCM :: 0:00:04
  4. Sylvain Chavanel :: France :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step :: 0:00:09
  5. Simon Geschke :: Germany :: Team Argos-Shimano
  6. Greg Van Avermaet :: Belgium :: BMC Racing Team :: 0:00:11
  7. Davide Malacarne :: Italy :: Team Europcar :: 0:00:17
  8. Stijn Devolder :: Belgium :: RadioShack Leopard :: 0:00:19
  9. Paul Voss :: Germany :: Team NetApp-Endura :: 0:00:22
  10. Kenny Dehaes :: Belgium :: Lotto Belisol :: 0:00:25
  11. Nikolas Maes :: Belgium :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step :: 0:00:28
  12. Sergey Lagutin :: Uzbekistan :: Vacansoleil-DCM :: 0:00:54
  13. Tony Gallopin :: France :: RadioShack Leopard :: 0:00:57
  14. Thomas Voeckler :: France :: Team Europcar
  15. Danilo Wyss :: Switzerland :: BMC Racing Team
  16. Michel Kreder :: Netherlands :: Garmin-Sharp
  17. Pieter Serry :: Belgium :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  18. Romain Zingle :: Belgium :: Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  19. Tim Wellens :: Belgium :: Lotto Belisol
  20. Nicolas Edet :: France :: Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  21. Maxime Vantomme :: Belgium :: Crelan-Euphony
  22. Vincent Jerome :: France :: Team Europcar
  23. Thomas Dekker :: Netherlands :: Garmin-Sharp
  24. Nicki Sörensen :: Denmark :: Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  25. Francois Parisien :: Canada :: Team Argos-Shimano
  26. Scott Thwaites :: Great Britain :: Team NetApp-Endura
  27. Matthias Brandle :: Austria :: IAM Cycling
  28. Karsten Kroon :: Netherlands :: Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  29. Alessandro Bazzana :: Italy :: UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team :: 0:01:03
  30. Kévin Reza :: France :: Team Europcar
  31. Daniel Schorn :: Austria :: Team NetApp-Endura
  32. Jérôme Pineau :: France :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  33. Thierry Hupond :: France :: Team Argos-Shimano
  34. Jurgen Van Goolen :: Belgium :: Accent Jobs-Wanty :: 0:01:06
  35. Kevin De Weert :: Belgium :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  36. David De La Cruz Melgarejo :: Spain :: Team NetApp-Endura
  37. Laurens De Vreese :: Belgium :: Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
  38. Yukiya Arashiro :: Japan :: Team Europcar
  39. Reinier Honig :: Netherlands :: Crelan-Euphony
  40. Sébastien Delfosse :: Belgium :: Crelan-Euphony
  41. Tosh Van Der Sande :: Belgium :: Lotto Belisol
  42. Sander Armee :: Belgium :: Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
  43. Marco Marcato :: Italy :: Vacansoleil-DCM
  44. Xavier Florencio Cabre :: Spain :: Katusha
  45. Pier Paolo De Negri :: Italy :: Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
  46. Simon Spilak :: Slovenia :: Katusha
  47. Martin Velits :: Slovakia :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  48. Wouter Poels :: Netherlands :: Vacansoleil-DCM :: 0:01:14
  49. Reto Hollenstein :: Switzerland :: IAM Cycling :: 0:01:16
  50. Pieter Jacobs :: Belgium :: Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
  51. Kristof Vandewalle :: Belgium :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  52. Damiano Caruso :: Italy :: Cannondale Pro Cycling
  53. Moreno Moser :: Italy :: Cannondale Pro Cycling
  54. Lukasz Owsian :: Poland :: CCC Polsat Polkowice
  55. Julien Vermote :: Belgium :: Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  56. Jan Bakelants :: Belgium :: RadioShack Leopard
  57. Gerald Ciolek :: Germany :: MTN-Qhubeka
  58. Benjamin King :: USA :: RadioShack Leopard
  59. Fabio Taborre :: Italy :: Vini Fantini-Selle Italia :: 0:01:31
  60. Johannes Fröhlinger :: Germany :: Team Argos-Shimano :: 0:02:17
  61. Jay Mccarthy :: Australia :: Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  62. Nico Sijmens :: Belgium :: Cofidis, Solutions Credits :: 0:02:29
  63. Preben Van Hecke :: Belgium :: Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
  64. Jonathan Fumeaux :: Switzerland :: IAM Cycling :: 0:04:22
  65. Pirmin Lang :: Switzerland :: IAM Cycling
  66. Kristian Sbaragli :: Italy :: MTN-Qhubeka :: 0:05:06
  67. Sander Helven :: Belgium :: Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise :: 0:05:09
  68. Rob Ruijgh :: Netherlands :: Vacansoleil-DCM :: 0:05:18
  69. Klaas Lodewyck :: Belgium :: BMC Racing Team
  70. Martin Kohler :: Switzerland :: BMC Racing Team
  71. Patrick Schelling :: Switzerland :: IAM Cycling
  72. Sergey Klimov :: Russia :: RusVelo :: 0:05:26
  73. Olivier Kaisen :: Belgium :: Lotto Belisol
  74. Ryota Nishizono :: Japan :: Champion System Pro Cycling Team
  75. Pim Ligthart :: Netherlands :: Vacansoleil-DCM
  76. Adrian Honkisz :: Poland :: CCC Polsat Polkowice
  77. Gaetan Bille :: Belgium :: Lotto Belisol
  78. Arthur Vanoverberghe :: Belgium :: Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
  79. Arnaud Labbe :: France :: Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  80. Andrei Solomennikov :: Russia :: RusVelo
  81. Sergei Chernetski :: Russia :: Katusha
  82. Alexandr Pliuschin :: Moldova :: IAM Cycling
  83. Bartlomiej Matysiak :: Poland :: CCC Polsat Polkowice
  84. Will Routley :: Canada :: Accent Jobs-Wanty
  85. Christopher Jones :: USA :: UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
  86. Alexander Rybakov :: Russia :: RusVelo
  87. Lucas Euser :: USA :: UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
  88. Jurgen Van De Walle :: Belgium :: Lotto Belisol
  89. Stefano Borchi :: Italy :: Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
  90. Pavel Brutt :: Russia :: Katusha
  91. Albert Timmer :: Netherlands :: Team Argos-Shimano
  92. Kevin Hulsmans :: Belgium :: Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
  93. Kristof Goddaert :: Belgium :: IAM Cycling :: 0:08:13
  94. Gilles Devillers :: Belgium :: Crelan-Euphony
  95. Dirk Bellemakers :: Netherlands :: Lotto Belisol
  96. Nathan Haas :: Australia :: Garmin-Sharp
  97. Marcel Aregger :: Switzerland :: IAM Cycling
  98. Stefano Agostini :: Italy :: Cannondale Pro Cycling
  99. Tiziano Dall’Antonia :: Italy :: Cannondale Pro Cycling
  100. Lucas Sebastian Haedo :: Argentina :: Cannondale Pro Cycling
  101. Edward King :: USA :: Cannondale Pro Cycling
  102. Davide Rebellin :: Italy :: CCC Polsat Polkowice
  103. Chad Beyer :: USA :: Champion System Pro Cycling Team
  104. Jarl Salomein :: Belgium :: Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
  105. Christophe Prémont :: Belgium :: Crelan-Euphony
  106. Ben Hermans :: Belgium :: RadioShack Leopard
  107. Klaas Sys :: Belgium :: Crelan-Euphony
  108. Jonathan Mcevoy :: Great Britain :: Team NetApp-Endura
  109. Nicolas Vogondy :: France :: Accent Jobs-Wanty
  110. Roman Maikin :: Russia :: RusVelo
  111. Angelo Tulik :: France :: Team Europcar
  112. Jan Ghyselinck :: Belgium :: Cofidis, Solutions Credits :: 0:08:29
  113. Jaroslaw Marycz :: Poland :: CCC Polsat Polkowice :: 0:11:49
  114. Mateusz Taciak :: Poland :: CCC Polsat Polkowice
  115. Ryan Roth :: Canada :: Champion System Pro Cycling Team

Notes

  1. The Brabantse Pijl (English: Brabant Arrow, French: Flèche Brabançonne or Flèche Branconne) is a Flanders Classics road bicycle race held annually in Flemish Brabant and in Walloon Brabant, Belgium. Since 2005, the race has been organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2011, it was upgraded to a 1.HC event.

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