Jonas Abrahamsen holds on for solo breakaway win at Brussels Cycling Classic 2024

Uno-X Mobility's Jonas Abrahamsen has claimed victory at the 2024 Brussels Cycling Classic. The Norwegian held off the frantic chase of the peloton to take a brilliant solo win.

Heading into the final 50km, six riders were out in front of the peloton, but with the margin just 44 seconds, the likelihood the leaders holding on for victory were relatively slim. As the attacks from behind began however, the breakaway was caught and the peloton split in half.

As such, heading into the final 30km, a lead group of around 40 riders had 32 seconds over the second half of the peloton, with some of the big pre-name caught out behind. Thanks to the tireless work of Geoffrey Soupe for TotalEnergies however, the gap between groups was pulled back to within 20 seconds at one point. As the attacks restarted at the front however, led by UAE Team Emirates' Marc Hirschi, group 2's hopes of victory began to drift away yet again.

Heading into the final 5km, the counter-attacking duo of Martin Svrcek and Jonas Abrahamsen were 20 seconds clear of the chase group and working well together. At least they were until 4.3km to go, when the Uno-X Mobility man attacked clear solo.

Despite the chase accelerating behind, Abrahamsen was holding firm and went under the Flamme Rouge with a 20 second lead over the bunch. When the sprinters launched, Kaden Groves and Biniam Girmay came close but it wasn't enough as the Abrahamsen held on for a brilliant solo victory.

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