Glorious return to cyclocross for Van Empel
Fem van Empel has marked her return to the field with a victory. The 21-year-old...
Anouska Koster has finished third in the first of two stages in the Tour de la Semois. The Dutch lost in the sprint of a reduced peloton to Lotte Kopecky and Floortje Mackaij.
Teuntje Beekhuis chose to attack throughout the stage and was in the front group with seven other riders. At five kilometres from the finish the group saw how some riders, including Koster, joined the head of the race. In the subsequent sprint, Kopecky was the fastest.
"This is a result we can be satisfied with for today."
Sports director Lieselot Decroix was pleased with the performance of her team. “We had made a plan in advance. The riders all executed this well. We were riding well, so we could anticipate all sorts of situations. Teuntje was in the front group of the race for a long time. Then a few other riders, including Anouska, joined in. Eventually she finished third in the sprint. That’s a result we can be satisfied with for today.”