Joris Nieuwenhuis takes 15th at Superprestige Ruddervoorde

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Joris Nieuwenhuis

Another strong showing from Joris Nieuwenhuis whilst racing his first season in the elite category sees him finish inside the top 15 at Superprestige Ruddervoorde today.

Gaps immediately opened inside the first lap with one rider going clear. The high pace saw the race split fast, with one rider chasing the solo leader and multiple groups scattered along the parcours behind. After a strong start Joris was positioned inside the first chase group, later dropping back to the second large group of riders. He finished the day in 15th position.

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After the race Joris said: “Today was a super technical course and the speed was really high at the beginning. The gaps were made immediately and I couldn’t follow the first group after it split. In the second half of the race I started to feel much better but the gaps were already too big to close.”

Team Sunweb coach Herman Snoeijink added: “Joris had another good race and was technically very good. He was inside the second large chase group where he ended up finishing to take 15th place. It’s still early on in the season but we can see that the form is coming along well.”