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Roosen narrowly beaten in Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

Roosen narrowly beaten in Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

Timo Roosen and Dylan Groenewegen have finished second and third respectively in the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. Roosen rode a strong final, but could not catch the escaped Jannik Steimle. After that, Groenewegen was the fastest of a reduced peloton.

Echelons caused a split in the peloton at fifty kilometres from the finish. In addition to Roosen and Groenewegen, Mike Teunissen was also represented in the first group on behalf of Team Jumbo-Visma.

Roosen looked back on the final with mixed feelings. “Unfortunately, I was not able to join the leader. I gave everything; I didn’t have anything left. We had hoped to take a group to the leader, but he was just too strong. When I found myself alone in the last two kilometres, I went full throttle. The last part went slightly uphill. I hoped that Steimle would get in trouble there, but he kept his speed. I believed in it, but I had to settle for second place.”

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“My season started in an unlucky way”, Roosen continued. “But the last few weeks have been going well. I am very happy that the form is back. It would have been nice if I could have rewarded that with a victory today. With this shape, there may be even more to it this year.”

“It was a tough race”, Groenewegen said. “Initially, I was not in the first group. I ultimately reached it on my own, after which Mike and Timo waited for me. Finishing two and three might look a bit stupid, but we still rode a good race. Timo came very close. It’s a shame it didn’t work. There will be another chance tomorrow.”

Then Team Jumbo-Visma will race the Primus Classic.

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