In Essen werd er gisteren vertrokken met 111 juniores. Het werd een internationale wedstrijd met Denen, Engelsen, Noren, Nederlands en Belgen. De wedstrijd werd gewonnen door de Deen Kristian Siig Hessel. Het was voor Kristian zijn allereerste zege na 6 jaar. Jens Bouts werd beste Belg op plek 4.
"The race went of in a high pace with several attacks. The first laps were difficult with all the corners. After some laps the pace went down and people began to be tired. 2 was out in the front when I attacked from the peloton with another guy. Shortly after we was four man in front of the race. A larger group came up to the front. 2 of my teammates was in that group, so it was a perfect situation for us. Me and my teammates sticked to the plan we made before the race, so I grabbed my chance to attack from the front group. I got another rider with me and we got a small gap. I knew i was strong and in the tailwind and with the many corners I put a hard pace to go alone to the finish line and I succeed. It was a victory for both me and my teammates.:" told Kristian.
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