News | Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne • March 27, 2019
Gaviria second in De Panne sprint
In Belgium, the Colombian sprinter is beaten only by Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen
The UAE Team Emirates’ sprinter Fernando Gaviria placed second in the 43rd edition of the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne after 200km.
This year, the race is marked on the WorldTour Calendar. Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) took the trophy with Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) rounding out the podium behind Gaviria.
“I’m sorry because I wanted to win” Gaviria (photo Bettini) said. “The sprint was complicated with a few curves and narrow roads. At seven kilometres from the finish, there was a crash that caused us to lose Bohli and we used energy to return to the front part of the group.
In the final, Ferrari worked amazing well to take me into position for the last kilometre. Then I did my sprint, but Groenewegen was on my wheel and was able to pass me.
Now I’m going to try to recover ahead of Harelbeke and above all, Gent-Wevelgem“.
The race was marked by an escape of eight men who rode clear after eight kilometres. They were taken only in the final hard fought kilometres, staying free for more than 180km
1 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 4h36’32”
2 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-Quick Step .s.t