ONLY THREE WORLD TOP RIDERS LIKE VAN DIJK (TFS), PIETERS (SDW) AND BRENNAUER (WNT) BEAT THE DANISH MOVISTAR TEAM, LEADER OF THE YOUNG AND BRILLIANT ONCE AGAIN IN ONE OF ITS GREAT SPECIALTIES.
A really complicated scenario for cycling, with gusts of up to 90 km / h that forced the organisers to delay twice – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and then at 4 p.m., with conventional bikes – the dispute of the time trial individual of the Healthy Aging Tour 2021 (14.4 km in Lauwersoog), in which Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team) once again shone among the best as she has been doing all this 2021.
Withstanding the harshness of that coastal wind, the 21-year-old Danish was one of only six runners to break the 40 km / h barrier. Norsgaard fell just over half a minute behind the dominating Ellen van Dijk (TFS), who despite coming out among the top and facing even more difficult conditions imposed her class on the flat to prevail ahead of Pieters ( SDW) and Brennauer (WNT), the only others to improve Emma’s record 2nd provisional as she passed through the finish.
Norsgaard thus establishes her leadership among the young women of the Dutch event, a race that will still take many laps (seventeen and a half, in particular) on the occasion of the closing of tomorrow Friday at the cobbled height of the VAM-berg (115 km).
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