Neopro Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Soudal) continues to win. The top talent was also the fastest in a sprint race at Heistse Pijl. De Lie kept calm and bright in a chaotic race and won with great ease.
Watch the chaotic sprint race:
With Mark Cavendish, Sam Bennett, Giacomo Nizzolo, and Arnaud de Lee, among others, the sprinter’s teams brought in plenty of initially rumored names in Fusillar.
However, heavy artillery did not deter the other teams, and after a solid cat-and-mouse game, today’s ride was finally assembled by 6 riders.
However, the leaders could not hope for a long stunt, because with 90 kilometers from the end, the runner teams gradually opened the throttle more and more. With 10 kilometers left on the road, the last remaining fugitive has been captured.
However, it was not a mass print, because the final steep ascent just before the red cloth caused the peloton to collapse completely. In the midst of this mayhem, 20-year-old Arnaud de Ley played a very smart one.
The young Belgian retained a good overview and steered clear of the seasoned rot Nizzolo due to force majeure. Cavendish was still third despite the series’ problems.
De Lee: “We executed the plan very well today”
“The team executed the plan very well,” De Lai said, glowing in front of the camera. “I was in very good shape at the start of the last climb. Nizzolo eventually started to run 250 meters from the finish, forcing me to continue.”
“It’s really unbelievable, because today I also win after the classic Marcel Kent. I’m very happy with my condition and the team’s performance. I usually sign a new contract with Lotto Soudal. The team has great confidence in me. And I think that’s the most important thing for the jockey. So why would I go to a team? Another,” concluded the young Belgian.
Cavendish: “A lie is really quick”
“I’m disappointed,” Cavendish said after the match. “The guys worked hard for me and we were exactly where we needed to be on the last slope.”
“On the slope my chain fell suddenly. It’s not the first time this year, especially when sprinting. I tried to get my chain, but I knew it was going to be difficult. Especially against De Lie, because he is really fast.”
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