The Workforce Jumbo-Visma rider has praised his teammates for environment up his final dash to victory in the opening phase of the Tour de Hongrie.
The “almost perfect” guide-out established by the younger workforce positioned Olav Kooij very well in a bunch sprint to the finish line, as the Dutchman managed to hold off a rapid-ending Elia Viviani in second place right after launching his final attack on the reverse aspect of the highway.
“I had to go whole speed simply because they arrived up rapidly guiding me,” Kooij stated.
“With several great sprinters at the commence, this victory is definitely very nice.
“It was a quite quiet working day, so you know it will be incredibly busy at the end. As a group, we took excellent positions in the last and the guys dropped me off properly. That allowed me to experience a excellent sprint, with victory as a reward.”
Kooij’s phase get in Székesfehérvár follows the rider’s general victory in the Circuit de la Sarthe very last thirty day period, and is the thirteenth victory of the year for Group Jumbo-Visma. The team’s athletics director, Robert Wagner, was delighted with their attempts.
“It’s terrific what we confirmed right here as a younger team.,” he reported.
“The lead-out was practically ideal and went just about in accordance to approach. Quite a few of these fellas are from our Advancement Staff or have ridden on that staff. As a sports director, it will make me more proud. Olav proved that he can manage any individual in the sprint. This is a dream begin. And there will be a great deal of opportunities in the coming days.”
Wagner and Crew Jumbo-Visma will be hoping for much more of the same when the 2nd phase of the tour gets underway in Karcag right away.
You can look at the next stage of the Tour de Hongerie Dwell tonight on SBS On Need from 12am AEST.