And 3 for Arnaud De Lie
With EKOÏ AR14 helmet & EKOÏ PREMIUM glasses
The rider from the Lotto Soudal team wins the Volta Limburg Classic. A race with more than 3000m of elevation in complicated weather conditions, the young 20-year-old Belgian did not fail.
"The snowfall, the cold and the many meters in altitude made it a difficult day, but with a strong team at the start, we were aiming for victory today. The team did a great job again today" , says Arnaud De Lie. "Before the race, Andreas Kron and I were indicated as leaders, so we made our plan accordingly. Thomas De Gendt did a great job at the front of the peloton and Roger Kluge, Rüdiger Selig and Michael Schwarzmann also made sure to which we didn't waste energy. With Philippe Gilbert, we also had a good road captain who knew the roads by heart."
"The four climbs of the Gulperberg were a crucial part of the race today. Maybe we couldn't win the race there but certainly lose it. In the final we were still well positioned with me, Andreas and Philippe. Normally it wasn't planned for me to go with a small group, but we changed tactics a bit, this way we started with six and I did everything I could to make it a sprint at the end. That I can finish it this way makes it even more beautiful", concludes Arnaud De Lie.