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Kooij restarts season with victory in GP Kranj

Kooij restarts season with victory in GP Kranj

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.”

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