Vacansoleil-DCM close to victory


Vacansoleil-DCM close to victory

14 April 2011

In the 'Brabantse Pijl' Team Vacansoleil-DCM showed great teamwork and ended very close to a victory!


The race which is the start of the second part of spring classics was dominated with Vacansoleil-DCM riders in the front. With 60 kilometres to go Johnny Hoogerland opened the attack and Björn Leukemans and four other riders could follow. In the peloton the other Vacansoleil-DCM guys kept the bunch together. 

In the final lap Hoogerland opened again an attach for Leukemans who took over and attacked again. Only Philippe Gilbert was able to follow. In the sprint Leukemans was not able to beat Gilbert. Hoogerland unfortunately just missed the podium and finished fourth.


Leukemans is looking forward to the Amstel Gold Race this weekend: "I didn't expect to ride this way after three crashes last Sunday in Paris-Roubaix. I should be able to keep this good form for the rest of the spring classics."



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Posted on 14 April 2011