A solid ride for Development Team Sunweb in first team time trial effort

RIDERS

Nils Eekhoff Maxime Gressier Max Kanter Jarno Mobach Martin Salmon Florian Stork Ruben Zepuntke

Development Team Sunweb put in a solid performance at the opening stage of Ronde van Midden Nederland today. After setting the fastest provisional time upon passing each checkpoint, they went on to finish the stage in 10th place.

Development Team Sunweb lined up at Ronde van Midden Nederland today for the first of two stages. Competing in their first ever team time trial, Team Sunweb rode a strong race reaching the first intermediate checkpoint with the fastest time so far, 14 minutes and 55 seconds. Their flow continued onto the second checkpoint where they once again set the fastest time. Crossing the line with an eventual time of 29 minutes and 41 seconds meant that they enjoyed a brief stint in the hot seat. The team went on to finish in 10th place.

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After the race Florian Stork said: “Today was a really good first TTT with the team. We feel like it went well and that we were able to find our rhythem quite fast. We were able to keep the pace high throughout and stuck together throughout. It was a good job by everyone and we look forward to tomorrow’s stage.”

Team Sunweb coach Tom Veelers said: “Today was a really solid TTT from the guys. Technically they were really good and went completely full gas throughout. We started with seven guys which makes their efforts even better, it was a really good performance for their first time trial together. Looking ahead to tomorrow we want to see how we can go in the sprint with Max, make the race really hard and aim to be in the bigger breakaways. After a good performance today the team are super motivated to continue this into tomorrow’s stage.”