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Ireland's Matt Brammeier has won his weight in beer at the Tour of Flanders

The five-time national champion has 73 litres of Belgian ale coming his way.

Cycling - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - Belgium Brammeier cycles with MTN-Qhubeka. Source: Press Association Images

IRISH CYCLIST MATT BRAMMEIER earned himself 73 litres of Stene Molen beer at the Tour of Flanders in Belgium today.

The Liverpool-born 29-year-old, who cycles with South African team MTN-Qhubeka, was first in a sprint to the village of Sint-Eloois-Winkel meaning he wins his weight in alcohol.

Five-time national champion Brammeier had been alerted to the unusual prize by former cyclist Daniel Lloyd through Twitter:

He is probably going to need a hand to get through all that ale…

(h/t: Cycling Weekly)

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