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Taco van der Hoorn wins bronze in the road race


Taco van der Hoorn climbed on the third step of the podium of the Dutch championships, which were organized around the Col du VAM (Drenthe). The winner of the Brussels Cycling Classic spent most of the thirteen laps of 14 kilometer in the leading group, which battled for the victory. The Dutchman rode a strong final and crossed the line twelve seconds behind the winner.  

« I'm satisfied with my performance. I felt strong and I think I had the legs to win, but it was difficult to deal with the numerical superiority of Jumbo-Visma. This situation was of course predictable and they managed to finish it off. They were five in the leading group of sixteen riders, I was hoping to escape with one of them, but after several attempts I realized that they wanted to avoid this scenario. Oscar Riesebeek had the same problem so together we tried to keep a winning position as long as possible. Even though this meant that we had to drag several competitors along. I'm proud about how I raced because I did what I could to win the title. This bronze medal is a small consolation prize. »

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