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News 02/04/2019

Timothy Dupont sprints 2nd in season's debut Trofeo Palma

In his season's debut in 2019 our Timothy Dupont immediately sprinted to a 2nd place in Trofeo Palma (1.1, 03/02) on Sunday. In the final stage of the Challenge Mallorca only the German Marcel Kittel was faster than our Belgian sprinter. Dupont and his teammates were able to pass the climb in the final in the bunch. In the final kilometers Dupont was well guided by his teammates. In the sprint he chose the wheel of Kittel and thus could grab an awesome 2nd place in the sprint before riders as Greipel, Degenkolb and Kristoff. Also Boris Vallée finished in the top 10 as 8th.

Timothy Dupont:

"In the final of the race there was a tricky climb on the course. But I was able to survive it quite well. The race was followed by a pretty quiet final for me. I was kept well out of the wind and the nervousness by my teammates. With 2 kilometers to go they guided me to the front and in the wheel of the Katusha train of Marcel Kittel. "

"The sprint was launched and at about 300 meters from the finish I saw a gap to start my sprint. Thus I came to ride next to Kittel, but he still had to accelerate. I could put myself in the wheel of the German and sprinted to a great 2nd place. It feels nice to perform well in my season debut, especially if you look at who finishes behind me. My next races will be the Vuelta Murcia and Clasica Almeria in Spain. In the latter I finished already on the podium last year."

 

Results

1. Marcel Kittel

2. Timothy Dupont

3. Christophe Noppe

8. Boris Vallée

60. Frederik Backaert

77. Ludwig De Winter

80. Wesley Kreder

108. Andrea Pasqualon

140. Alfdan De Decker