Development Team Sunweb’s Joris Nieuwenhuis put in a solid ride to 6th at the Brico Cross series in Ronse today, after one rider went clear mid-race to take the win solo with multiple chasing groups contesting the top 10 behind.
Joris said: “I’m really happy about today’s race. It’s one of my favourite courses but after yesterday’s hard race I wasn’t sure how I would recover. After a horrible start I started to move up slowly and because the whole bunch stayed together I was able to get to the front after a few laps. I started to notice that I felt comfortable going uphill and because I was so focused I didn’t make a lot of mistakes, unlike yesterday. This weekend has been a good start to the season for me. Of course one good race doesn’t say everything but for me it’s really a mental boost for the coming races.”