Cycling | 7 september 2017

Boom hits double in Tour of Britain

Lars Boom had two reasons to rejoice after the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain. Not only did he win the 16 kilometre long time trial but he also took over the lead in the general classification. Team mate and European Champion Time Trial Victor Campenaerts was in the hot seat for a long time, but then there was Boom.

It meant the 22nd win of the season and the seventh this year for the LottoNL-Jumbo team on the Bianchi Aquila CV time trial.

The 31-year-old was very happy. "This time trial confirms my good form of recent weeks", the Dutch rider alluded to his victory in the BinckBank Tour. "Tonight we can have a beer. I've been discussing that with Dylan Groenewegen for a few days now."

There are still a number of difficult stages to come. For Boom, winning the GC is the goal. "The focus is on defending the leadership jersey until Cardiff, coming Sunday. But I'm not afraid to keep working for Dylan."

ViFit Sport was extra lucky. The company, a major sponsor of next year's team, is already present on the sleeve of the Team LottoNL-Jumbo jersey during the Tour of Britain. The 22nd victory of the season is a great opportunity to meet the team.