“As a team, we were positioned well in the last of a total of four laps, which was agreed beforehand. The course was narrow and curvy. If the peloton was to break, we definitely wanted to sit at the front to sneak away. With less than 25 kilometres to go, a strong group of five riders broke away, including Valerie Demey. That breakaway had potential, but the peloton did not allow it”, says sports director Jeroen Blijlevens.
“I expect a bit more action in the stage on Friday. The course is slightly more difficult with the Holterberg, among others. The teams which are aiming for a good general classification will have to undertake something, because there are no bonus seconds to earn along the way. We will also have to try something with one of our riders. It doesn’t matter which rider as there are not yet major differences in the ranking.”
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