The 76th edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen (1.UWT), the last race on Belgian soil before the Tour of Flanders, contained thirteen climbs and five cobble sections this Wednesday on the parcours of 183 kilometer through the Flemish Ardennes.
Andrea Pasqualon was already among the better riders during the historical performance of Biniam Girmay in Ghent-Wevelgem and distinguished himself again by finishing twelfth at the end of a very intense race. A first acceleration in the peloton occurred with 93 kilometer to go, just before the Berg ten Houte. Somehow, the Italian rider was held up by a crash at the foot of Berg ten Houte, just before several favorites attacked. With character, Pasqualon made his way to the second chasing group and defeated his companions in the sprint for twelfth place in Waregem. In this way, he took his second top fifteen in four days.