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Olav Kooij has won his third race of the season in GP Kranj. After 157 kilometres he was the fastest in the bunch sprint in Slovenia.
A small leading group got a lead from the peloton, but was caught long before the finish. The riders of Jumbo-Visma Development Team put their sprinter in the right position, after which Kooij took the fifth victory for the development team of Team Jumbo-Visma.
“The whole team had a lot of morale to finally race again”, Kooij said. “We set up the sprint train in the last ten kilometres. The boys did a perfect job. Mick van Dijke dropped me off in the last two hundred metres, after which I could sprint to victory. Next week I will ride the Heistse Pijl with some good sprinters at the start line. Then I am at the start of the Czech Cycling Tour. This victory gives a lot of confidence for the upcoming races.”
Sports director Robert Wagner is happy that his team was able to restart the season with a win. “We were able to train well in Slovenia in the recent weeks. We knew the boys were doing fine. It was great that they could take the win here.”