Van Hoovels takes Roc Night win

Kevin Van Hoovels has won the opening event of Roc d'Ardenne. The Belgian beat Yann Fromont in a sprint. Axel Laurent completed the podium in third.

For a long time it looked like local hero Remy Cara was going to take the win. Cara had pulled a big gap to a chasing group of four riders until he caught a flat tyre in the deciding stage of the race. Cara fell back to record a 19th place finish.

Katja Cauwenbergh won the women?s race with a sizeable advantage over Mandie James and Lies Van De Voorde. A total of 221 participants took the start.

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