Handzame Classic 195km Long UCI 1.1 Pro race in Belgium
Team Cykelcity.se did a solid race yesterday against some of the biggest teams in the world. Jonas Ahsltrand finished 12th in a bunchsprint.
Under good weather conditions the race started fast. Directly an early break was created of 15 riders. Team Cykelcity.se was represented by Jesper Dahlström. In that break also former Team Cykelcity.se rider Tobias Ludvigsson and big names like Nico Eeckhout and Iljo Keisse.
The break got quickly a gap of 1.30. Several big teams like BMC and Landbouwkrediet had missed the 15 man group and chased, the break was caught in the last 20km. Team Cykelcity.se had prepared the bunchsprint for Jonas Ahlstrand. Unfortunatly Ahlstrand lost the wheel of leadout man Bertilsson in the hectic last Km.
Quote Otto: With Jesper in the break we directly had a good start in the race. We from the beginning believed is was gonna be a bunchsprint. So the team supported our sprinter Jonas Ahlstrand throughout the race. We had hoped for a top 10 spot but and ended up with a 12th place.
Still it was a good race of the team because the team worked well together up till the last Km. It are small details that make the differences on this level but i feel we are close to a victory!