Vos boosts confidence for World Championships with impressive win in Hoogerheide
Marianne Vos has won the World Cup race in Hoogerheide. In the final lap of an e...
The last one-day race of the season turned out in a disappointment for Team Jumbo-Visma. From the start in Bruges, the Three Days Bruges-De Panne was dominated by echelons. Partly due to punctures and bicycle swaps, the yellow-black brigade was chasing all the way. Yves Lampaert soloed to victory in De Panne.
The strong wind created a great spectacle. Crashes, punctures and many early abandonments marked the Belgian semi-classic. The peloton was torn to pieces early in the race. Due to punctures of Timo Roosen and Maarten Wynants and bicycle swaps for Bert-Jan Lindeman and Amund Jansen, Team Jumbo-Visma had to chase early. That attempt seemed to succeed at one point, but ended with the group in sight. Roosen squeezed out a sprint and was the first Team Jumbo-Visma rider to cross the finish line.
"We had some bad luck in the opening phase."
Sports director Arthur van Dongen had seen a spectacular and tough race. “We had some bad luck in the opening phase. As a result, we were never able to be powerful at the head of the race. The first echelon was already gone before we were properly positioned as a team. We later got into the big chasing group with five men, but the first group was just a lot stronger. In the end, we just couldn’t close the gap at the defining moment. Unfortunately we didn’t get more.”