Henderson crowned British time trial champion
Anna Henderson has secured the national time trial title in her home country. Th...
Gijs Leemreize has won the Ronde de l’Isard. The young Dutchman of Team Jumbo-Visma took the stage victory and the final victory after an impressive solo.
From the first climb, the black-and-yellow formation rode a high tempo. Leemreize then accelerated away from the peloton and managed to bridge the gap to the leaders before starting his solo. At the finish in Saint-Girons, the 21-year-old rider rode to his first victory of the season. Teammate Johannes Staune-Mittet, who won the third stage in the French stage race, finished fourth in the final stage and the final classification.
Leemreize could not have imagined a more beautiful first victory. “The team rode fantastic. The guys kept me well-positioned up front and made the course hard on the climb. I had a super day and at five hundred metres from the top I was able to pull away from my competitors. Then I started my solo. I rode to the front runners and got into the lead alone. The last twenty kilometres were incredibly tough. It’s my first real victory and it feels really good.”