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15:05 GMT         Day 29 of 90, Season 46    

Taco Wikenburg's first victory: Prakovce - Prakovce


  The activity in the peloton was high in Prakovce - Prakovce. Several riders attempted to break away. When the peloton passed the first 11 km, Meint Witting (Go Star), Taco Wikenburg, (Go Star) and Ramon de Maar (Go Star) launched an attack. The peloton didn't take the attack too serious, which resulted in the trio fighting for the stage win. Taco Wikenburg won the sprint in the group, and became the happy winner of Prakovce - Prakovce. Ramon de Maar was second, and Meint Witting third.
I'm happy the team picked me for the stage. I knew I could do it (win), and I wanted to prove it as well, said the happy winner who continued with a smile on his face: My preparations were perfect, I had a perfect day, and I won!.
Thijs Bastiaensen, manager of Go Star, was happy with the result: The whole team did well today. Everything turned out as we hoped, and luckily, Taco Wikenburg was the strongest rider out there today. The proud manager didn't hide that he was satisfied with Taco Wikenburg's result. Taco Wikenburg did well. No one deserved the victory more than him. He put his focus on this stage long ago, and he kept his motivation high. I'm happy for him and the team, said Thijs Bastiaensen.



Links:
Prakovce - Prakovce
Taco Wikenburg
Ramon de Maar
Meint Witting