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14:13 GMT         Day 34 of 90, Season 48    

Casper Hofland shake-up


  The many climbs in Panagia - Kalabaka didn't give any good ideas for the riders. No riders attacked the entire stage through. When the final climb was near, the strongest riders settled themselves in front of the peloton. Severe Pro Cycling took a confident lead, supporting Casper Hofland. The devistating tempo set by Severe Pro Cycling crushed rider by rider. When Casper Hofland ran out of supporting riders, he had only 3 other competitors to beat. One of them, Arnout de Bode (Severe Pro Cycling), launched a quick attack and managed to sit a lone in front for a short time. He only had Casper Hofland and Mitch Williamson (Hawkstonia Velo) behind him now. Arnout de Bode could not keep the tempo high, and eventually, both Casper Hofland and Mitch Williamson passed him by.
Mitch Williamson launched the sprint, but Casper Hofland outrunned him and became the winner.
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!.
Severe, manager of Severe Pro Cycling, was happy with the result: The whole team did well today. Everything turned out as we hoped, and luckily, Casper Hofland was the strongest rider out there today. The proud manager didn't hide that he was satisfied with Casper Hofland's result. Casper Hofland 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 Severe.



Links:
Panagia - Kalabaka
Casper Hofland
Mitch Williamson
Arnout de Bode