Dermot Trulock out on his own for strong victory in Belgium

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

Dermot Trulock win Belgium

After a great season on the Irish cycling scene Dermot Trulock is now in Belgium and has taken his first foreign win there. The Lucan CRC rider got clear and made his move from the breakaway.


Dermot Trulock takes solo win in Belgium


Nearing the end of his best season to date, Dubliner Dermot Trulock has just taken a strong win in Belgium.

The Lucan CRC rider collected his fifth victory of the season; out front on his own at the end of a 118km kermesse.

Trulock made what would prove to be the winning escape early in the race in east Flanders near the border with the Netherlands.

He would attack his fellow escapees in the closing kilometres and once clear he hit out hard for the chequered flag.

While he was only permitted to gain a modest advantage on the chasers, it proved to be enough. At the finish he had plenty of time celebrate his first win on foreign soil.

He had five seconds in hand over a three-man group; two Belgian riders and a Dutchman finishing on the same time as each other just behind him.

Two more local riders finished a further 25 and 33 seconds back. And then a group of six riders finished 45 seconds behind the Irishman.

Almost 2½ minutes would elapse before what remained of the peloton would roll across the finish line.

Dermot Trulock has improved steadily each season in recent years. He is currently in Belgium for a short racing trip as the home season has ended.

As well as his latest win, he has also taken two rounds of the Mondello Series this year. And he claimed victory at the Shannonside GP and Mullingar Criterium.

Furthermore, Trulock was also 8th overall in Kerry Group Rás Mumhan at Easter. And he was 4th overall at the Amber Green Energy Tour of Ulster weeks later.