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1990 Omloop Het Volk ( HC)

This race is now "Omloop Het Nieuwsblad"

44th edition: March 3, 1990

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad podium history | 1989 edition | 1991 edition

Sint Amandsberg - Sint Amandsberg, 198 km / 36.533 km/hr
184 starters / 99 finishers, 14 were classified

Johan Capiot

Winner Johan Capiot in a 1990 photo.

Paris–Roubaix: The Inside Story

The race: Though 99 riders finished the race, because the finish camera failed, only fourteen riders were classified.

It was a lovely March day. The riders were wearing short-sleeve jerseys and the sun was out.

In the final kilometers it seemed that each of the group of seven riders that had gone clear was intent upon escaping. The attacks came, one after another, and then they would re-group, rest a bit. And then another attack would go.

They came to the final kilometer together.

"Z" rider Johan Lammerts led out the sprint, but he went far too early. Coming up the side and moving to his left, Johan Capiot was easily the fastest of the break. He was able to sit up and give the crowd a two-arm salute.


1 Johan Capiot  TVM-Yoko 5hr 25min
2 Edwig van Hooydonck  Buckler-Colnago-Decca s.t.
3 Etienne ve Wilde  Histor-Sigma s.t.
4 Johan Museeuw  Lotto-Super Club-MBK s.t.
5 Eddy Planckaert  Panasonic-Sportlife s.t.
6 Johan Lammerts  Z s.t.
7 Adrie van der Poel  Weinmann-SMM Uster-Merckx s.t.
8 Eric Vanderaerden  Buckler-Colnago-Decca @ 55sec
9 Brian Holm Sørensen  Histor-Sigma s.t.
10 Carlo Bomans  Weinmann-SMM Uster-Merckx s.t.
11 Marc Sergeant  Panasonic-Sportlife s.t.
12 Claude Criquielion  Lotto-Super Club-MBK s.t.
13 Peter Pieters  TVM-Yoko @ 1min 40sec
14 Frank Pirard  SEFB-Gan-Saxon s.t.