Kirsten Wild fastest once again on stage 2 of “Energiewacht Tour”

Pubblicato 10 Aprile 2014 | Strada

It’s sometimes said that the best form of defence is attack, and Kirsten Wild (NED) and Team Giant-Shimano are doing just that at the Energiewacht Tour. The race once again took off at speed and after just 25km had splintered into six groups, with Team Giant-Shimano placing five riders in the front 35 riders. They continued to stay in control of the race, with Wild picking up two bonus seconds at the intermediate sprint, and didn’t panic when a solo attack built a lead of over a minute, bringing the rider back when they needed to. Claudia Häusler (GER) then went close at the end after marking a move in the last 10km, only being caught in the final kilometres. Following this Wild came through to show that she is the fastest rider in the race and take the stage win as well as the 10 bonus seconds available on the line. It was once again an impressive display from the whole team, and Wild now holds a decent lead heading into tomorrow’s double stage day. Read the full race report here

Kirsten Wild (NED) – “Today was the way I like to race – lots of action, full gas and then a sprint finish at the end. “We knew that through Bourtange early on we needed to go full gas as it was very narrow and technical and in doing this we split the bunch. “It made it hard for everyone and the riders behind had to work hard to get back on. We were in a really good position later on when Claudia got away, and we could just rest in the wheels behind then take over when she got brought back. “Willeke Knol (NED) did a great job to start the lead-out and then Amy Pieters (NED) and Sara Mustonen (SWE) took over at the end putting me in a perfect position. “A great effort by the team and hopefully we can do the same again tomorrow morning.”

Ufficio Stampa Team Giant Shimano

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