Race report

Joris Nieuwenhuis takes hard fought 2nd


Team Sunweb’s Joris Nieuwenhuis returned to the cross action in Rucphen today. After a strong start Joris led the field with another rider, but despite his best efforts he was unable to shake him off.


Joris explained: “Lars was too strong today. I tried to follow him for a lap but I started to make mistakes and five seconds became ten, and then the gap kept going out. I’ve just had a really tough training week which I could feel in the legs too.”

With the gap going out, Joris continued to put in a valiant effort to 2nd, ahead of the world cup in Hoogerheide tomorrow.


“It was nice to be on the podium today, but to be honest I was really looking for the win or at least come close. Now I look ahead to tomorrow – it’s a race I always enjoy so I’m looking forward to it.”