Header photo credit: DirectVelo
Following on from the opening day’s success but yesterday’s bad luck and disappointment, Development Team DSM bounced back this morning in stage three A’s 14 kilometre long time trial. With Joris Reinderink a non-starter, it meant the team were down to a fighting duo with Moritz Kärsten and Lorenzo Milesi rolling down the start ramp in Wodecq.
Faced with a rolling route that included 130 metres of elevation gain over the 14 kilometres and a good mix of technical corners and power sections; it would be a proper test for the bunch. Kärsten was the first of the Development Team DSM duo down the ramp, putting in a solid effort against the clock after all of his hard work yesterday. Just five minutes later Milesi would get his time trial underway, bursting out of the starting gates. Riding the pacing plan to perfection, Milesi stormed around the course and crossed the line in a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds; a time which was 24 seconds better than the closest finisher at that moment.
A nervous 50 minute wait followed for Milesi in the hot seat as one-by-one riders tried and failed to beat his time. Some came close, but no one was able to topple the Development Team DSM rider and with all the other competitors across the line, Milesi was crowned victorious; taking his and the team’s second win of the race.
This afternoon sees the bunch take on a short but punchy 95 kilometres in the hills, where the guys will gave it their all one last time.
Photo Credit: Patrick Brunt:
|1||MILESI Lorenzo||Development Team DSM||17:30||5|
|2||SEGAERT Alec||Lotto - Soudal U23||0:02||1|
|3||HAGENES Per Strand||Jumbo-Visma Development Team||0:17||-|
|1||PALENI Enzo||Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ||7:30:02|
|2||FREDHEIM Stian||Uno-X Dare Development Team||0:36|
|3||SEGAERT Alec||Lotto - Soudal U23||0:40|
|1||MILESI Lorenzo||Development Team DSM||40|
|2||FREDHEIM Stian||Uno-X Dare Development Team||35|
|3||SEGAERT Alec||Lotto - Soudal U23||27|
|1||FREDHEIM Stian||Uno-X Dare Development Team||7:30:38|
|2||SEGAERT Alec||Lotto - Soudal U23||0:04|
|3||HAGENES Per Strand||Jumbo-Visma Development Team||0:21|
|1||MILESI Lorenzo||Development Team DSM||22|
|3||PALENI Enzo||Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ||13|
|1||Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ||22:33:20|
|2||Leopard Pro Cycling||3:03|
|3||Swiss Racing Academy||4:06|
|4||Metec - SOLARWATT p/b Mantel||4:21|
|5||Jumbo-Visma Development Team||4:42|
|6||Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB Development Team||6:46|
|7||Lotto - Soudal U23||7:10|
|8||Uno-X Dare Development Team||8:55|
|9||Hagens Berman Axeon||10:25|