Itzulia Basque Country : Roglic en combattant
Scheldeprijs : Jasper Philipsen le plus rapide
Three days after the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, the riders headed to the Scheldeprijs and were faced with very difficult weather conditions. The event once again went to the sprinters. Jasper Philipsen succeeded in earning his first victory wearing his new colors for Alpecin Fenix : “I am super proud of this victory, it means a lot. The team did an incredible job to get me into the right position.
By finishing ahead of the Irishman Sam Bennett and the Englishman Mark Cavendish, Philipsen deprived Deceuninck Quick Step of two chances to win the race. In the women’s event, Lorena Wiebes (22) from the Team DSM posted the 22nd success of her career
Mens results. 1. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin Fenix) ; 2. Sam Bennett (Deceuninck Quick Step) ; 3. Mark cavendish (Deceuninck Quick Step)
Womens results. 1. Lorena Wiebes (Team DSm); 2. Emma Norsgaard (Team Movistar); 3. Elisa Balsamo (Valcar – Travel & Service)
Itzulia Basque Country : Primoz Roglic fights back
The former ski jumper loves Spain! A few months after his second victory at the Vuelta in Espana, the Slovenian added a new Basque beret to his collection after having already won this race in 2018. Having dominated from the opening time trial, the Slovenian of the Jumbo Visma was briefly up-ended during the 4th stage which saw the promising rider from the USA, Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) take control of the overall lead. But the final stage on the slopes of Arrate allowed Roglic to set things straight. Though it was the Frenchman David Gaudu (Groupama FDJ) who won the stage, it was Roglic who captured the general classification: “I am very happy with what we were able to do this week with a young team.”
The Dutch team even did the double with a second place for the Danish rider, Jonas Vingegaard, 24 years old.
Résults. 1. Roglic (Jumbo Visma) ; 2. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma) ; 3. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates).
This following week :
14.04 :De Brabantse Pijl – La Flèche Brabançonne (Bel) www.debrabantsepijl.be/nl/dbp/elite-mannen
18.04 : Amstel Gold Race (Pays-bas) www.amstelgoldrace.nl