Casper van Uden sprinted to second place at Paris Tour U23, winning the bunch kick convincingly behind the solo race winner.
The day got underway with a break of seven riders who built an advantage of up to three minutes. The 177 kilometre parcours features a number of gravel roads to contend with in the second half and it was here and in the hills that the race really kicked off.
The team focused on protecting van Uden and covering the moves but one rider, Jonas Iversby Hvideberg, proved too strong soloing to victory with van Uden taking the sprint for second place behind.
|1||HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby||Uno-X Pro Cycling Team||3:57:32||30|
|2||VAN UDEN Casper||Development Team DSM||0:28||25|
|3||VAN DEN BERG Marijn||Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ||,,||20|