The winner of the Belgian classic De Brabantse Pijl – La Flčche Brabançonne was cyclist from team BMC Racing Team, Philippe Gilbert. On a high, 7th place finished (CCC Polsat Polkowice) Davide Rebellin.
Route of 54 edition of Brabant Shots conducted in the Flemish Ardennes roads located in the south than Brussels. The riders took off from Leuven and after defeating distance 203 km , finishing in Overijsse . The route of the race, as befits a category 1.HC , belonged to extremely difficult , as the riders waited for more than 25 short , very ” rigid ” driveways with numerous cobbled sections .
For race team CCC Polsat Polkowice proceeded composed of Davide Rebellin , Honkisz Adrian , Adrian Kurek , Bartlomiej Matysiak , Luke Owsian , Maciej Paterski and Matthew Taciak .
The race started very fast . Right from the start began to numerous attacks , which initially were consistently removed by the peloton . The first successful escape has launched six riders in the composition of Mattia Pozzo and Giorgio Cecchinel (both Yellow Fluo ) , Christopher Williams ( team Novo Nordisk ) , Kiel Reijnen ( UnitedHealthcare ) , Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling) and Perrig Quemeneur ( Europcar ) . Runaway group began to work in solidarity with each other and pretty soon gained a significant advantage . After driving 60 km route prevalence of about 7 minutes. For greater advantage of escaping the group is not allowed in the peloton began winding action to escape. Driveways and paved sections of the route meant that the situation on the route is dynamically changed . With the peloton was a lot of counter-attacks among them also tried their hand Maciek Paterski . Partly to escape decreased to about 1 minute and finally a dozen kilometers to the finish , most of the peloton rode together anymore . Big part in the liquidation of departure was the team CCC Polsat Polkowice , which together with the BMC Racing led to the formation of large , approximately 50 – person group in which , inter alia, Davide Rebellin was driving .
At the last driveway before the finish leading group significantly ” pulled ” and then attacked Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) . Do not conduct gave up to the mark and the first past the finish line and became the winner of Brabant shots . He defeated Michael Matthews ( Orica – GreenEdge ) and Tony Gallopin ( Lotto Belisol ) .
At a high Davide Rebellin finished 7.miejscu ( CCC Polsat Polkowice ) .