Groenewegen sprints to first win for Team Jumbo-Visma in Valencia
Dylan Groenewegen has won the final stage of the Vuelta a la Comunitat Valencian...
Dylan Groenewegen has won the first stage of the Tour of Guangxi. In the streets of the Chinese city Beihai, the rider of Team LottoNL-Jumbo sprinted to the win in a bunch sprint. As a result, he leads the World Tour race. It’s the fourteenth win of the season for Groenewegen and the 33rd win for Team LottoNL-Jumbo.
After his teammates had controlled the whole stage, Groenewegen was able to start his sprint in a good position. “It was a hectic final”, the rider from Amsterdam recalled. “At the end, a rider escaped on a small climb, but the team closed the gap. We did a good job in the final. I’m very happy that I’ve won the first stage. Big thanks to the team.”
Groenewegen got a lot of motivation out of his fourteenth win. “It’s important to start a stage race well. And what’s a better start than winning immediately? It gives me motivation for the next stages. Tomorrow, there will be another flat stage. Then we’ll try to win again”, Groenewegen said.