Development Team Sunweb were back in action today at the tricky one-day race of Slag om Norg. Known for its numerous sections of gravel roads and a route that is often affected by tricky weather conditions, the 2019 edition of the race was no different.
It was a fast and frenetic start with no breakaway able to form in the opening 60 kilometres of the day, with the peloton splitting and regrouping due to the wind. Both Edo Maas and Tim Naberman were active and attentive at the front, making the splits. At around 90 kilometres into the day a break of two had finally got clear, with Maas and Naberman in the main group following them, with Nils Sinschek and Ludvig Anton Wacker in the group behind that.
The race would regroup somewhat, before Naberman rode strongly and managed to get into an attack of 13 riders that got clear and gained an advantage of around 35 seconds. However, as the kilometres ticked by, the frequency of the gravel sections increased and made for a tough day in the saddle. At around 50 kilometres to go, Naberman dropped out of the lead group and wouldn’t make it back to the head of the race, ultimately finishing as the team’s first rider home on the day.
|1||VERMELTFOORT Coen||Alecto Cycling Team||4:16:01||125|
|2||STEWART Thomas||Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes||,,||85|
|3||SLIK Ivar||Monkey Town - à Bloc CT||,,||70|