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Cycling | 23 augustus 2017

Grondahl Jansen second in Druivenkoers Overijse

Amund Grondahl Jansen has become second in the Druivenkoers Overijse. After a race of 196,4 kilometres, Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s 23-year-old neopro was only beaten by the Belgian Jérôme Baugnies. Victor Campenaerts was the second rider of Team LottoNL-Jumbo in the top ten. He became ninth.

Grondahl Jansen felt well and attacked during the race. “You'd beter race in front than ride in the back of the pack during such a race”, he explained his tactics afterwards. “There wasn’t much organization in the peloton. A bunch sprint wasn’t certain at all.”

The Norwegian got caught by the peloton and the other escapees couldn’t stay ahead either. The race ended with a bunch sprint. “I was well positioned behind Xandro Meurisse. I knew I would be able to pass him in a fast sprint. Unfortunately, I got a bit interrupted, so the victory was no longer possible.”

Grondahl Jansen had mixed feelings about the race. “Of course, this is a good result. It is my first top three result as a pro. Yet I’m a bit disappointed. I was so close to the victory. Despite that, I can’t complain. Ever since the Norwegian championship I have been in good shape and that gives me confidence.”

Grondahl Jansen felt well and attacked during the race. “You'd beter race in front than ride in the back of the pack during such a race”, he explained his tactics afterwards. “There wasn’t much organization in the peloton. A bunch sprint wasn’t certain at all.”

The Norwegian got caught by the peloton and the other escapees couldn’t stay ahead either. The race ended with a bunch sprint. “I was well positioned behind Xandro Meurisse. I knew I would be able to pass him in a fast sprint. Unfortunately, I got a bit interrupted, so the victory was no longer possible.”

Grondahl Jansen had mixed feelings about the race. “Of course, this is a good result. It is my first top three result as a pro. Yet I’m a bit disappointed. I was so close to the victory. Despite that, I can’t complain. Ever since the Norwegian championship I have been in good shape and that gives me confidence.”