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Arnaud De Lie. Eurosport Capture
LE SCAN SPORT – The young sprinter from the Lotto-Dstny team victoriously concluded the Famenen Ardenne Classic in a cold sweat after taking off his shoes.
A tour de force. Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Dstny) won the Famenne Ardenen Classic this Sunday in the sprint. Starting on the right of the road, the Belgian quickly let his power speak and seemed to be heading towards a quiet victory when he took off his shoes. Stopped in his momentum, he then found the resources to finish his effort on one leg and manage to break on the line while having preserved a short advantage. A striking image.
On Eurosporthe told : “I would have won quite easily without that. My bilge plate broke, it was bad luck. I can laugh about it, if I had lost, I would have won as they say. I went off the rails, tried to put the chain back on at the same time as pedaling.»
De Lie won by a whisker ahead of the Australian Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and the French Florian Sénéchal (Soudal Quick-Step) and Christophe Laporte (Jumbo Visma).
Enough to let the song entitled “De Lie” dedicated to him by the group Ramones van het groenewoud run. “ You are a bull who sprints like a cat», «Faster than the Rodania car» (vehicle which opened cycling races in Belgium for a long time), «A great runner, a farmer’s son, a true winner.»
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