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15:02 GMT         Day 67 of 90, Season 55    

Steffen Hoffmann's first victory: Montego - Montpeller


  Steffen Hoffmann, EVP, and Sebastian Tempelaars, Foxxy CK, launched a two-man attack after 59 km of Montego - Montpeller. Both riders agreed on cooperating, which they succeeded in. 5 km before they reached the finishing line, they knew that they could do it (win), and they increased the speed even more. They kept the speed high until they reached the final km where they shook hands. Steffen Hoffmann launched the sprint, and managed to keep Sebastian Tempelaars behind him all the way to the finishing line.
When the peloton arrived at the end of the stage, they still had the third place to fight for. Julius van Fessum safely brought the third place to his team, Team Raleigh.
The stage today was perfect for me. I felt good in my legs, and when the attack got launched, I had a feeling that I could do this, said Steffen Hoffmann to the interviewers and continued: I couldn't have done this without my team or my manager; they have a just a big part in this win as me.
The stage couldn't turn out any better than this. Steffen Hoffmann did a perfect job today, said Ilspaghetti, manager of EVP, after the race.



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Montego - Montpeller
Steffen Hoffmann
Sebastian Tempelaars
Julius van Fessum