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Andreas Stokbro wins U23 Ronde van Vlaanderen

It was a hectic day in the U23’s version of the old monument Ronde van Vlaanderen, where Andreas Stokbro along with the Danish national team took the victory.

“It’s always hectic in Flanders. We worked very good as a team today; our plan was to play our cards after the Oude Kwaremont with about 50 kms to go”, says Andreas Stokbro about today’s race.

“Mikkel Bjerg and I got a break with 28 km to go and got away with four other riders. We felt like we were quite dominant in that group, and I could feel I had plenty more in the tank and was riding well.”

The six-man group was reeled back in by a larger group, and with 12 kms to go, Bjerg and Stokbro found themselves in a group of thirty riders going into the sprint in Oudenaarde. Mikkel Bjerg made a lead-out for Stokbro and the young Dane could lift his arms in the air taking the biggest win of his career so far.

“I’m really happy about this win. It’s one of the biggest races I’ve won, and it’s also one of the biggest U23 one-day races you can race along with the World Championships”, says Stokbro.

The U23 World Championships road race is one of the biggest goals for Andreas Stokbro this year, and with this win he takes with him a bit more confidence.

“The U23 Worlds in Yorkshire is a huge goal for me, and of course winning here today gives a lot of confidence. Now I’ve shown that I can win. I believe it’s possible”, ends Andreas Stokbro.

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