Wouter Weylandt takes fifth place in Omloop van het Houtland


Wouter Weylandt in the break

Omloop van het Houtland is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in Lichtervelde in the region of West Flanders, Belgium. Since 2007, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Omloop van het Houtland Lichtervelde 2010 191.4km
A peloton of 160 riders started in the 66th edition of the Omloop van het Houtland – Lichtervelde today. The beautiful weather conditions inspired the riders. The pace was high during the first hour, the average was 51 km/h. Still four riders managed to slip away. They established a maximum lead of 5,5 minutes, the moment for Team Quick Step to take over control and lead the pursuit. When the escapees reached the local laps their advantage was only 2 minutes. With 30 kilometres to go the peloton caught the escapees. Despite a late attack of two riders the race ended in a bunch sprint. The Dutch rider Van Dijk outsprinted Van Hummel and Blythe, taking his fifth season win. Wouter Weylandt, just returned from the Vuelta a España, ended in fifth place. Frederique Robert ended just outside the top-10 in a 13th place.


Team Quickstep

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