Men Elite history
Arnaud Démare has won the Brussels Cycling Classic for the second time. On the first ascent of the Muur van Geraardsbergen, a select group rode away. The peloton did everything it could, but was unable to catch the group. Démare dealt with Tobias Lund Andresen and Jordi Meeus in the sprint.
Australian ace sprinter Robbie McEwen won Paris-Brussels, the then Brussels Cycling Classic, no less than five times. McEwen took part in the race for the first time in 1997. On his second appearance, in 2002, he won the race. The Lotto – Adecco rider defeated Olaf Pollack in a bunch sprint. The next four times he raced the Brussels Cycling Classic were the years from 2005 to 2008. McEwen managed to win all four of those editions. He defeated Stefan van Dijk, Tom Boonen, Jeremy Hunt and Gert Steegmans respectively.