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. ...
Amber Kraak has just missed out on winning the Grand Prix de Plouay. After a gruelling race, the 28-year-old rider of Team Jumbo-Visma had to acknowledge her superior in Mavi Garcia, who won in a sprint-à-deux.
Linda Riedmann represented Team Jumbo-Visma in a large breakaway group, but the attackers did not get much space from the peloton. At about thirty kilometers from the finish line, the peloton caught the fifteen fugitives, and then Kraak attacked. The former rowing athlete and mountain classification winner in the Tour of Scandinavia accelerated and caused a shift in the peloton.Fourteen riders remained at the front and Kraak was frequently in the lead. She was the only rider who could follow when Garcia, a Spanish rider, attacked in the last kilometre. The two riders caught up with the rest of the group and battled for victory. However, Kraak was unable to beat Garcia in the final metres. Garcia crossed the finish line one-half of a wheel ahead of her.