At the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, there was only really one show in town as Jumbo-Visma’s Wout van Aert put on a clinical display to claim a solo victory in Ninove.

Such was the dominant nature of his win — dropping his rivals on the Bosberg before arriving home 22 seconds up on anybody else — that Flandrian papers Het Nieuwsblad and Het Laatste Nieuws later broke out superlatives such as ‘unbeatable’ and ‘he stands above all else’.

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