Exactly like in the previous edition, Taco van der Hoorn led the classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne from start to finish.
Before the start of the second event of the Belgian opening weekend, the Dutchman shared his intention to join the early breakaway. No sooner said than done, after less than one hour of racing he was part of the leading group. However, the peloton rapidly started the chase until a group of favorites joined the race lead with more than 80 kilometer to go.
Among the escapees, only Taco van der Hoorn was able to follow a quartet of strong riders: Wellens, Mohoric, Van Hooydonck and Benoot. Together, they rode the rest of the race in the lead, winning the arm wrestling game with the peloton of sprinters.
van der Hoorn, who led the race for more than 150 kilometer, sprinted for the victory and ended up 4th. Last year, he was caught on the line by te sprinters after his long breakaway, finishing 10.