Frantisek Sisr, winner of 2018 Ronde van Drenthe, put on a solid performance also in another Dutch one-day event, Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic, as he finished it in 9th place.
Info: August 22nd, Veenendaal – Veenendaal, 191,4km
Race got off to a very fast start with average speed of nearly 50km/h in the first hour of competition. It took nearly 60 kilometers until the breakaway emerged in the front. It included Conor Dunne, Piotr Havik and Ivar Slik and later they were joined by counterattacking Jaap Kooijman. The leading four gained 2:30 of advantage, but peloton upped the pace with 70km to go and escapees got reeled back in around 30km further.
That sparked new attacks and 15-man group went away. “Riders in orange” missed that moved and were forced to chase. They did a great job of bringing back the attackers and it was all together again.
Despite numerous late attempts to break the field in the final 20km, the race ended with a bunch sprint. Frantisek Sisr took 9th place in that battle, while Dylan Groenewegen claimed the win.