The Zappi at Guido Reybrouck Classic

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The Zappi RT participated in the 12th Guido Reybrouck Classic on Sunday.

The race was over 129km, 197 riders, 33 teams, average speed 41kmh, with 10km of cobbles.

This race is a precursor to the Junior Paris-Roubaix as the terrain and level of the race is similar.

Several other British Teams were invited including two regional teams (South East and Central) and the HMT and Backstedt teams.

The SE regional team included 3 riders from the Great Britain Junior Academy, including Cyclo-Cross World Champion Thomas Pidcock.

The race set off very fast and the peloton split up after 10km with a brutal 25mph cross wind. After this point the race began to settle and the peloton re-grouped.

We had all six riders in the peloton up to 90km at which point Harry lost contact but carried on to the finish circuit.

The end of the race involved riding 6 x 6km finishing loops that passed through the finishing line in Damme. With two laps to go, Ben Healy dropped back but still managed to finish in 62nd place.

The remaining 4 riders of Jacques, Mark, Jake and Lewis were active at the business end of the race, trying to break away and they all had some success with this task finishing as follows.

Zappi Results:
14th Jake Wright
16th Jacques Sauvagnarges
17th Mark Donovan
23rd Lewis Hartley (3rd first year)
62nd Ben Healy
Harry Gillet DNF

Full results here:
http://uitslagen.dewielerbond.be/Kalender_Uitslagen/Uitslag.aspx?id=1270&datum=19/03/2017

Video Link Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nlL_fuCSfc

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