Development Team Sunweb lined up for their last day of the season at Paris-Tours Espoirs today. Faced with a parcours that was back-loaded with climbs and gravel sections, it was set to be a tough day in the saddle. After a few attacks from the gun, the day’s breakaway managed to establish itself at the head of the race, building up quite a large lead over the peloton.
As the kilometres ticked by, the breakaway’s advantage started to fall slowly but after putting up a great fight they still held onto over four minutes with 35 kilometres to go. With four riders in the front group, the team helped to contribute to the pace and were involved in any dangerous counter attack. However, one solo rider held on to take the win on the day, crossing the line a few seconds ahead of the peloton. In the bunch sprint for the podium spots the team lost each other a little on the run in, with Casper van Uden first across the line in 14th place for Development Team Sunweb.
|1||HERREGODTS Rune||Home Solution-Soenens||4:13:14||30|
|2||MEEUS Jordi||SEG Racing Academy||0:02||25|
|3||DAUPHIN Florian||Sojasun espoir - ACNC||,,||20|