Top ten placings for Team Jumbo-Visma in Denmark time trial
Jonas Vingegaard and Koen Bouwman have ridden a strong time trial in the Tour of...
Dylan Groenewegen has been unable to sprint in the opening stage of the BinckBank Tour. The Dutchman was well-positioned for the bunch sprint in Hulst, but got boxed in. He eventually finished in seventh place. Lead out Mike Teunissen was the best ranked Team Jumbo-Visma ride. He became third.
The stage was hit by a strong wind and heavy rainfall. That didn’t stop Team Jumbo-Visma from controlling the race. The early breakaway got reeled in in the last three kilometres, after which the team brought Mike Teunissen and Dylan Groenewegen in an ideal position for the sprint.
“I didn’t know exactly where Dylan was”, Mike Teunissen said. “That is why I waited too long to start the sprint. We were in an ideal position. This is very disappointing and we need to do better in the next days. We did really well as a team all day and we were in control. Due to the weather conditions, it was also a hectic and nervous day.”
Sports director Jan Boven had seen a good team, despite the failed sprint. “In the end, we didn’t manage to sprint because Dylan got boxed in. Nevertheless I have seen a good team that took the initiative. Last year, it didn’t end in a sprint two or three times. We want to prevent that to happen this year. Maarten and Jos did a tremendous amount of work in the last kilometres to chase down the breakaway. Mike and Dylan were where they had to be for the sprint. Let’s see what will happen tomorrow.”
Groenewegen himself was disappointed by the missed opportunity. “I got boxed in by the rider who came off the front of the peloton. That’s a pity, because I felt good.”
Peanut butter, who didn’t grow up with it? In this Food Friday, we explain the nutritional value of peanut butter and we will inspire your inner chef with 2 delicious peanut butter recipes!Read more
During a stage race, our riders get multiple healthy meals a day. Read about the meal prepping strategy of our team and learn how healthy cooking is not necessarily a time consuming processRead more
Our riders focus on the best performance on their bikes, which requires frequent strength trainings on their schedule. Do you want to know what our riders eat before and after a strength training? Or the typical exercises during such a training? Keep on reading!Read more