Pogacar beats Van Aert in breakaway sprint to win Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) stormed to the victory at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The two-time Tour de France champion outpowered a five-man breakaway to beat Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Andrea Bagioli (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) on the famed Avenue du Parc.

“It was not just the sprint, but the whole race was hard, and the team worked super good. It was perfect,” Pogačar said.

“In the end, it was difficult because we know that Wout is one of the best sprinters in the world, but this is a tough finish. I believed in myself, gave it everything, and I succeeded.”

Pogačar, Van Aert and Bagioli formed part of a late-race five-rider breakaway over the final ascent of the circuit’s main climb Côte Camillien-Houde.

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