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Greg Van Avermaet finished in the pack, 2:19 behind the winner. ©BMC/Tim de Waele.
Greg Van Avermaet finished in the pack, 2:19 behind the winner. ©BMC/Tim de Waele.

Chase Doesn't Succeed At Brabantse Pijl

13. April 2011

Overijse, Belgium

Greg Van Avermaet's solo attack to catch the leaders Wednesday at Brabantse Pijl  was not enough for the BMC Racing Team rider to close the gap.

'Too Far Behind'

Eventual winner Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) attacked the peloton that included Van Avermaet, then bridged to a breakaway and went ahead with Bjorn Leukemans before beating him in the two-up sprint. "I didn't see Gilbert go. I was too far behind," Van Avermaet said of Gilbert's attack. Van Avermaet abandoned his chase of the leaders after failing to gain ground and finished 15th.