Van Dijke close to stage victory in Tour of Luxembourg
Tim van Dijke has finished third in the second stage of the Tour of Luxembourg. ...
One day after his first-ever victory on a racing bike, Tijmen Graat has claimed his second. In the final stage of the Istrian Spring Trophy, the leading position of the twenty-year-old Graat was not jeopardized. As a result, the rider of the Jumbo-Visma Development Team took first place in the race's overall standings in Croatia.
Teammate Darren van Bekkum was next to Graat on the final podium. The third-year U23 rider finished third overall. Menno Huising won the mountains classification.
"As a team, we controlled it perfectly today”, Graat said. "Other GC riders attacked, but we reacted well. In part due to our control, we went for a bunch sprint, and the overall win was a fact. I'm very proud of the team because we rode very strongly. It was a successful day and an excellent way to end the race.”
Sports director Robert Wagner saw a young team race in a mature way. "Today's goal was to secure the two jerseys we had in our possession. The boys did that perfectly. I've seen a real team this week. We also know that our guys are in good shape. That can lead to excellent results, and they reward themselves with that.”