Cycling | 14 september 2018

Groenewegen sovereignly to thirteenth season victory in Koolskamp

Dylan Groenewegen has won the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen in an impressive way. The sprinter of Team LottoNL-Jumbo easily won the bunch sprint in Koolskamp.

Groenewegen was perfectly postioned for the final sprint by his teammates after having controlled most of the race.

It is Groenewegen’s thirteenth season victory, the thirty-first for Team LottoNL-Jumbo.

“I am really pleased to finally take the win here”, Groenewegen said. “Last year, I finished second, one year I was also sick and once I crashed really bad. Then it is really nice that it has worked out this time.”

“It was not an easy sprint”, Groenewegen continued. “It is difficult to perfectly time your sprint because the finish straight was slightly going up and there was some headwind too. I positioned myself in Degenkolb’s wheel before I started my sprint. It worked out well. The team did a great job today and for that, I am grateful to my teammates. It has been a wonderful season so far. I am very happy with my thirteenth victory.”