While most attention was placed on today’s Ronde van Vlaanderen, MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were also racing the Paris-Camembert. The race victor would be Julien Loubet (Marseille 13 KTM), the Frenchman just out sprinted countryman Pierrick Fedrigo (Bretagne Seche). Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale) was 3rd. The race was animated by a 3 man early escape, Robert Foster (United Healthcare), Michael Carbel (Cult Energy) and Nicolas Baldo (Vorarlberg) were the aggressors. The trio built up a lead of just over 9 minutes before the inevitable chase ensued. The tough final 90km took its toll on the escape and they were caught with 25km to go. In.

It was an epic battle for the 99th Ronde van Vlaanderen which Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) would eventually ride away with. Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quickstep) was 2nd across the line with Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) rounding out the minor placings.  Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were again involved in the early racing as race debutant Matt Brammeier made the 7 rider break of the day. The move took a bit of time to go clear as a number of teams were trying to place a rider in the all-important escape. Once the move had been established, the peloton allowed Matt and co. to take a maximum of.