Neil van der Ploeg and Matt Holmes made the critical selection at the 2018 GP Stad Zottegem and went on to finish 17th and 22nd.
The duo made it into the decisive 25-rider attack which came a little over halfway into the 202-kilometre race in Belgium.
A series of earlier skirmishes came to nought but this breakaway would ultimately be the winning move.
The group surged clear of the peloton and with 50-kilometres remaining had a one minute advantage.
That continued to increase to over two minutes and with 25-kilometres left, this select group could think about fighting for victory.
Three riders took the lead, followed by a group of six. Behind Holmes and van der Ploeg fought to stay in contention for a top-10 placing in the UCI 1.1 race.
However, the race was controlled by the Pro Continental squads, locking down the top-10 of the results sheet.