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Hofstede in the attack in third stage Tour de Hongrie

Hofstede in the attack in third stage Tour de Hongrie

Lennard Hofstede has shown himself in the front during the third stage of the Tour de Hongrie. The 25-year-old rider of Team Jumbo-Visma was part of the breakaway of the day. Hofstede’s attack ended six kilometres from the finish.

The Dutchman was part of a leading group of five. At fifteen kilometres from the finish he decided to leave his fellow escapees behind and went on a solo hunt for the win. Hofstede, however, could not prevent the stage from ending in a bunch sprint.

"The course was not in my advantage with the wide roads and headwind."

Lennard Hofstede

“It was not my plan at all to join the breakaway today”, Hofstede said. “Bert-Jan and Koen were active and often tried to force a breakaway, but without result. In the end I jumped once and I immediately got a gap. Four riders went along with me. In the beginning the cooperation was very good, but after a while those guys started to get tired. In spite of that we were still riding reasonably well. But in the closing stages I dropped them. The course was not in my advantage with the wide roads and headwind. That was a shame, but nevertheless it was a nice day in the break.”

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