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Van Dijke takes silver at the Dutch U23 Championship

Van Dijke takes silver at the Dutch U23 Championship

Mick van Dijke has finished second in the Dutch U23 Championship. The rider of Jumbo-Visma Development Team only had to tolerate Stijn Daemen in front of him in the uphill sprint.

A leading group of five, including Van Dijke, entered the final with a big lead and was allowed to decide who will be wearing the red, white and blue jersey.

“It was a tough course”, Van Dijke said. “The climbs certainly started to weigh in at the end. I am not a very light guy, but I managed to get over the VAM-berg reasonably well.”

Van Dijke is happy with his silver medal, but knows he was close to the Dutch title. “Of course it is great that I finished second, but I came here to win. We wanted to win the title both individually and with the team. Unfortunately it was just not enough today. One rider was too strong.”

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