Van der Hoorn on the attack in Ruta del Sol’s second stage
Taco van der Hoorn has shown himself in the second stage of the Ruta del Sol. Th...
Team Jumbo-Visma has become third on the second day of Hammer Limburg. Taco van der Hoorn and Paul Martens took a lot of points during the sprint race in Sittard, which consisted of eight laps of 12.4 kilometres.
“It was hard, but I was looking forward to it”, Van der Hoorn said. “At the start, I jumped away with ten riders. Later, we were with five. I wasn’t the fastest, but I became third a few times so I could take quite some points. After that, Paul took over."
Martens was very active in the second half of the Hammer Sprint. “We don’t have a sprinter here, so in a real sprint, it would’ve been very hard to collect a lot of points. In the beginning, Taco gained a lot points. After that, I escaped with a group. I’ve beaten the, on paper, faster guys a few times and took a lot of points. We can be very happy with the third place, especially with this line-up. The Hammer Chase suits this team better, so who knows.”
Because of today’s third place and yesterday’s eight place, the team starts third in the closing Hammer Chase.