Development Team DSM were back in action this afternoon at Ronde van Overijssel, faced with an almost 200 kilometre long parcours. A race of attrition, the pace slowly ramped up throughout the afternoon as the team rode well as a unit, always making sure to be present in any dangerous moves that looked to be forming. Heading into the final 40 kilometres the peloton eventually split with Casper van Uden and Pavel Bittner representing the team after some good work by the rest of the squad.
Responding well to the continued attacks, the Development Team DSM duo looked strong but unfortunately contact in the bunch saw Van Uden crash at around 25 kilometres to go, meaning Bittner was alone in the front. The race’s attacking nature continued, with Bittner following several moves but ultimately heading into the finish it was all set up for a sprint. Launching early, Bittner managed to get a bike length over the opposition but on the slight drag up to the line he was passed, eventually crossing the finish in a strong fifth place.
|1||VERMELTFOORT Coen||VolkerWessels Cycling Team||4:27:57||40|
|2||SCOTT Cameron||ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast||,,||30|
|3||BLOEM Joren||ABLOC CT||,,||25|