"I won from one of the best riders of this moment"

Jasper De Buyst defeats Trentin in Binche-Chimay-Binche
Jasper De Buyst has sprinted to victory in Binche-Chimay-Binche, also known as the Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke. The race leaders already escaped after 30 minutes and the peloton never saw these guys back. Trentin showed very strong legs in the final, but De Buyst managed to follow and ultimately went over the Italian. Thanks to his second win in the Napoleon Games Cycling Cup, after the Heistse Pijl earlier this year, De Buyst also takes the overall classification.

The Napoleon Games Cycling Cup is a 10 stage race spread through the year from March until October. Binche-Chimay-Binche was the last race and with De Buyst winning the Heistse Pijl earlier this year he knew he had a chance to win the overall today. A group of 28 riders already escaped from the peloton after 30 minutes. Remarkably, because a lot of big names went in that breakaway: Trentin, Gaviria, De Buyst and Dehaes, who was leading this series. With 70 km to go Trentin forced another split in that group, which left 18 riders behind. Also Gaviria had to let his mates go afterwards, so 9 riders where ahead of the race. The peloton never managed to close the gap and those riders in the front were battling for victory. Trentin placed an ultimate attack in the last kilometer, but De Buyst en Devriendt were able to hang on. In the sprint Jasper De Buyst went over Trentin and put his fist in the air.

The young Belgian was very delighted with his 4th win of the season. “Of course I’m very happy with this result. This is quite a hard race. And the fact that I’m winning from one of the best riders in the world even brightens this victory. Thanks to Trentin’s attack Kenny Dehaes, who was originally in the front as well, was dropped which led me to the victory in the Napoleon Games Cycling Cup”, said the winner after he drank from the local Kwaremont beer on the podium.