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Dekker sprints to fourth place in third stage in Hungary

Dekker sprints to fourth place in third stage in Hungary

A bunch sprint awaited the peloton in today's stage of the Tour de Hongrie. The day after Team Jumbo-Visma was involved in a heavy crash and saw Olav Kooij leave the race, David Dekker sprinted to a decent fourth place.

Besides Kooij, Mick van Dijke also did not start today, due to yesterday's crash. Because of Kooij's departure, Dekker was the designated rider to contest the bunch sprint after a difficult period.

"I'm happy to finally be able to sprint for the victory again"

David Dekker

The Dutchman was happy to sprint for victory once again. "I've had a lot of setbacks recently. I'm happy to finally be able to sprint for the victory again. It's a relief."

Dekker also thanked his teammates for their work. "It was rainy all day, but everything went smoothly. We have only four riders left, so we had to be careful with our resources. In the final, we made our move at the planned moment and it went well, thanks to Owen, Loe and Tim."

Sports director Robert Wagner was proud of his four riders. "After yesterday, we had to recover. We made new plans with the four remaining guys. We expected a bunch sprint, so we went all out for David's chances. We had a good plan going into the final and the guys executed that plan perfectly."

Wagner saw chances for Dekker in tomorrow's stage as well. "Today was already a nice boost for David. After a more difficult period, he was back in the final. We are full of motivation and we will ride like today."

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Tour de Hongrie

Stage 3

Result
Rankings
1
Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 03:25:55
2
Rudy Barbier
Israel - Premier Tech +00:00:00
3
Sasha Weemaes
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise +00:00:00
4
David Dekker
Jumbo-Visma +00:00:00
35
Tim van Dijke
Jumbo-Visma +00:00:00
40
Loe van Belle
Jumbo-Visma +00:00:00
106
Owen Geleijn
Jumbo-Visma +00:00:00
-
Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma DNF
-
Mick van Dijke
Jumbo-Visma DNF
1
Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 11:59:41
2
Jens Reynders
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise +00:00:06
3
Rudy Barbier
Israel - Premier Tech +00:00:08
27
Loe van Belle
Jumbo-Visma +00:00:20
84
David Dekker
Jumbo-Visma +00:01:51
99
Tim van Dijke
Jumbo-Visma +00:08:19
100
Owen Geleijn
Jumbo-Visma +00:08:19

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