This Thursday, Andrea Pasqualon obtained the tenth succes of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux by winning Circuit de Wallonie (1.1) with a powerful sprint, concluding a new exemplary collective performance.
The World Team took its responsibilities on home soil, on a parcours which crossed Binche before reaching the local circuit in the neighborhood of Charleroi. The team chased the early breakaway and stayed in front of the peloton, avoiding trouble in the crosswinds halfway through the race.
On the selective local circuit, which had to be covered three times, a peloton of only 50 riders headed towards the finish in Mont-sur-Marchienne. Pasqualon was launched by five teammates towards the final 1000 meter.
The Italian rider first left Philippe Gilbert behind, and then Axel Zingle in the final 50 meter to obtain his first victory in three years, or his seventh in the colors of the Walloon team.