The Riwal Securitas riders put their mark on the old French classic today, as Norwegian August Jensen sprinted to a fine 8th on the line, after a full day in the break by Elmar Reinders.⁣
“Elmar rode a great race today and really showed the team colors in the break. He was caught about 20 kilometers from the line, when the favorites attacked from behind”, said sports director Michael Skelde after the race.⁣
Small groups took off from the peloton in the final, where August got away and almost made contact with the first chasing group.⁣
“August’s group were close to the first chasing group who sprinted for 3rd, but they just missed out. But all in all a super great day for the team”, ends Michael Skelde.⁣