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Crash in a hectic final ruined chances in U23 national road race championships

It was a hectic final in today’s national championships road race in the under-23 category, when several crashes ruined the chances of Andreas Stokbro to sprint for the win. A hard-fought battle to get back to the front cost too much energy and the young talent finished 6th.

“It has been quite a defensive race”, says directeur sportif Michael Blaudzun. “Not much wind today and even though our three guys got away in some good groups, ColoQuick keep the race under control with their 10-man strong squad.”

Three kilometers from the finish, going into the final to sprint for Stokbro, Andreas Kron and Andreas Stokbro crashed. Stokbro managed to get back on the bike and catch the front again with just 1,5 km to go but having used all energy he ended 6th in the sprint. Norsgaard finished 8th.

“Again today, we were unfortunate… Kron hurt his head again, and is on his way to get a medical check. He was up and walking, so we hope it’s not too serious”, says Michael Blaudzun.

“We are very disappointed. We knew it would be difficult, but with all three guys in so good shape, we had hoped to contend for the jersey. We did what we could, and bad luck struck us again”, ends Michael Blaudzun.

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