Strong start Westra with second place
29 March 2011
After a very strong race Lieuwe Westra finished seond in the first stage of the three day stage race 'De Panne - Koksijde'!
The Vacansoleil_DCM guys were very active in the front. Pim Ligthart was part of the lead group and Stijn Devolder tested his form on the same climbs the peloton is facing this Sunday during the Tour of Flanders.
Westra was able to bridge the gap to the leaders from the peloton. Being the strongest rider in the front he was unfortunately not able to beat the fast Greipel in the sprint.
Lieuwe Westra explained to be happy with the seconds he won in this stage and is looking forward to the time trial this Thursday. With Westra's time trial skills a good result in the overall classification is certainly possible!
Also Romain Feillu of Vacansoleil-DCM showed his skills by finishing fifth in winning the sprint of the peloton.
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Posted on 29 March 2011