Mads Pedersen wins Gent-Wevelgem race

WEVELGEM, Belgium (AP) — Mads Pedersen won the Gent-Wevelgem one-day race Sunday, beating a strong field whittled down by windy and wet conditions.

The classic 225-kilometer (140-mile) dash through Belgium is usually raced in early spring but was pushed back by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2019 world champion Pedersen surged free of a group of nine riders that led the race at the finish. The Dane beat French rider Florian Senechal and Italian Matteo Trentin in the final sprint.

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