Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

26/02/2022

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

26/02/2022

Second place for Vollering after strong team performance in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Team SD Worx started the season with a podium finish in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad for Demi Vollering. The 25-year-old Dutch rider sprinted for victory alongside Annemiek Van Vleuten, but had to settle for second place. The team gave a strong performance, which augurs well for the future. 

On the Leberg, Marlen Reusser opened the debate, Ellen van Dijk and Liane Lippert followed, Anna Henderson was able to catch up later. On the Berendries the lead was about 30 seconds, which was further increased to one minute. Movistar then took the initiative in the peloton. In front, Reusser led the forcing on the Muur of Geraardsbergen. Van Vleuten was also able to keep up with Demi Vollering.

After the Muur Lotte Kopecky tried to make a solo effort to connect with Van Vleuten's group, Henderson and Vollering, which meant there were three riders of SD Worx at the front. At 14 kilometres from the end there was a regrouping at the front, in which Kopecky also made the connection. 

Team SD Worx was strongly represented in front, the signal for Van Vleuten to go on the attack. Again Vollering followed in her tracks and the lead grew wider and wider. Kopecky and Reusser did a great job of stopping the riders, which increased the lead to one minute.

Van Vleuten turned it into a long sprint, Vollering came close, but couldn't pass her anymore. "I was in a comfortable position during the escape, Marlen and Lotte did a good job of stopping the pace in the group behind. I could rely on them, so Annemiek had to take the initiative," said the Dutchwoman. "There was a strong side wind, so I couldn't really recover in the wheel. She attacked early and I tried to catch her, but when I came alongside, I felt my legs deflate. It feels like a disappointment, but the form is good this early in the season. I would have loved to win for Amy, but I'll definately try again."

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Date: 26/02/2022
Distance: 128.4km
Start: 14u
Categorie: WE 1.Pro
televison: Sporza 15u
NOS 13u

Team management

Anna van der Breggen
Lars Boom

Results

RankingCyclist
1Annemiek Van Vleuten
2Demi Vollering
3Lorena Wiebes

History

YearCyclist
2021Anna van der Breggen
2019Chantal van de Broek-Blaak
2015Anna van der Breggen
2014Amy Pieters

Throwback: relive Anna van der Breggen's opening victory of 2021

The 2021 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was an instant success for Team SD Worx. The team clearly showed that it was well prepared for the new season and it was in complete control of the race. Our Olympic and world champion Anna van der Breggen won the race with the support of the rest of the team's commanding performance. One day later, the team's excellent form was on show again in Omloop van het Hageland, where Chantal van den Broeck-Blaak once again snatched the top prize. Majerus even finished second. The team could not have had a better start.

More races in february

DateRaceDistanceWinnerBest SD-worx cyclist
27/02/2022Omloop van het Hageland128.2 kmBastianelliElena Cecchini (4°)
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