Victor Campenaerts has won the Tour of Leuven after going on the attack in the final 50 kilometres, he was able to beat Zdenek Stybar in a two-man sprint.
Campenaerts took his first one-day race victory (excluding his victories in stage races and timetrial wins) after an attractive day of racing on the same roads that hosted the 2021 World Championships.
“This race was a goal for me. I love the route and know it like the back of my hand. The team was also really motivated and we never lost control. I had faith in my sprint, but it’s always difficult. I forced Stybar to take the lead, because he – usually – is faster than I am. But I knew I was in good shape and felt fresh.”
“I would also like to point out that cycling is much more than just winning. For me it means many things, … Friendship is one of them. For people in Africa it means hope. I raced for Team Qhubeka some time ago. They have a project that introduces cycling in the world of the people in Africa, hoping to change their lives.”