Team Sunweb’s Joris Nieuwenhuis took a solid top 20 result riding the Superprestige in Diegem this evening, finishing the day in 17th place.
After a strong start, Joris suffered a puncture which saw him lose placings. Despite some back luck, a strong fight meant he could hold position in the first top 20 riders and go on to finish 17th.
After the race Joris said: “Today I was really unlucky. My start was really good but I had a few punctures after the first lap and I lost momentum for a while. After a while I found a good rhythm again but it was already too late to make a difference.”
Team Sunweb coach Herman Snoeijink said: “Joris had a very good start but had some bad luck after the first lap. He fought hard to come back and took a strong 17th place – a strong result with the struggles earlier in the race.”