Floortje Mackaij sprints to 5th at Drentse Acht van Westerveld


Leah Kirchmann Liane Lippert Floortje Mackaij Pernille Mathiesen Julia Soek Ruth Winder

Floortje Mackaij sprinted to 5th place in the fast bunch finish to the one-day Drentse Acht van Westerveld today in the Netherlands, continuing her strong form after winning the recent Omloop van de Westkoek.

The race stayed together for a long time and it wasn’t until after the two ascents of the VAMberg, the only climb in what was a largely flat parcours, that one rider pulled clear. She was later joined by a few others but the race was to all come back together in the closing kilometres for a bunch sprint.


“All day we had a closed race with no wind out there to break up the bunch,” explained Team Sunweb coach Koen de Haan. “Then in the final Leah put in a good lead-out for Floortje to do her sprint, and on the line she took fifth against very some fast finishers.”