Cycling | 14 oktober 2017

Roosen scores Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s 25th victory of the season in Tacx Pro Classic

Timo Roosen surprised by winning the first edition of the Tacx Pro Classic in Zeeland. While everyone expected a bunch sprint, Roosen was the fastest in a late escape. Sprinter Dylan Groenewegen completed the party by sprinting to third place.

For the 24-year-old Dutchman it was his second victory of the season, raising Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s victory tally to 25 this season. Roosen: "It was no secret that we put everything on Dylan today. But we also knew that a breakaway could be established in the end. We were alert and when two riders jumped, I joined them. Because we went for a sprint with Dylan, I did not participate. It was a logical decision, but not a fun one. Although it made it possible for me to do a good sprint in the final metres."

According to Roosen, the course was tense and nervous. "It was pushing and pulling over narrow roads. A heavy race, with a nice result."

As mentioned before, teammate Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to third place, behind two of the three escapees. "We controlled the course from kilometre zero to enforce a sprint. The fact that I still sprinted to third place, made the result all the more satisfying”, Groenewegen said.