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Taco van der Hoorn has sprinted to third place in the 73th editon of the Omloop van het Houtland Lichtervelde. The 25-year-old rider of Team Jumbo-Visma finished in a small group in the West-Flanders’ city of Lichtervelde. The German Max Walscheid took the win. Danny van Poppel also finished in the top ten, he became seventh.
After a rainy start on the coast of Middelkerde, the peloton continued to ride in the country of West-Flanders. The heavy and bad weather conditions played a major role during the race. In the beginning there were lots of echelons, though Team Jumbo-Visma always rode in front. On the local laps in Lichtervelde, Van der Hoorn counter-attacked some breakaways and created a chance to win.
Van der Hoorn was happy to be back in shape. “I am happy to be on a good level again after my injury but it is a pity that we didn’t take the win today. It was a hard and difficult race because of the wind. The plan was to sprint with Dylan, we always had control. On the local laps, I made it to the right breakaway. I was waiting for the right moment, but Walscheid was too quick. In the upcoming weeks I will try to get some good results as well.”