Strong wind and rain made for a chaotic day in the saddle for Development Team Sunweb’s first race of the season at Ster Van Zwolle. Almost from the flag drop the racing was intense and several groups of riders tried to break clear.
Turning into a headwind things calmed down and one lone rider set out in front but soon the road direction changed again and the race split to pieces. Niklas Märkl and debutant Casper van Uden rode strongly to make the front group, with Ludvig Anton Wacker and Tim Naberman in the chase group behind.
Things once again regrouped, before another exposed section saw the peloton split for good this time with around one hour of racing to go. Unfortunately, Märkl and Van Uden missed the split in the wind, with the front group going on to compete for the race win. Märkl, Naberman and Van Uden battled on in the tough conditions, crossing the line in the same group.
|1||DEKKER David||SEG Racing Academy||3:59:38||40|
|2||KOOIJ Olav||Jumbo-Visma Development Team||,,||30|