UAE Team ADQ: Karlijn Swinkels terza alla “Elmos Dwars door het Hageland”

Pubblicato 8 Giugno 2024 | Strada

UAE Team ADQ is back on the podium thanks to Karlijn Swinkels’ third place today at the Elmos Dwars door het Hageland, 128.3km from Aarschot to Diest, in Belgium. A great result that came at the end of a good team effort also thanks to the contribution of the young athletes from UAE Development Team. In the race were Chiara Consonni, Lara Gillespie, Elizabeth Holden, Hannah Kunz, Federica Venturelli and of course Karlijn Swinkels. A well-structured team that did a great job despite, still some bad luck. Karlijn Swinkels said after the race, “I think we race really well together. It’s too sad about the crash involving Lizzie [Holden] and that Chiara [Consonni] and Hannah [Kunz] had a puncture, but Lara [Gillespie] and Federica [Venturelli] did a great job to help me in the final. Then I had to start early with the sprint because Mischa Bredewold tried to anticipate alone. We closed the gap and I’m happy to be on the podium!”

The race was won by Lucinda Brand (Lidl – Trek), ahead of Thalita De Jong (Lotto Dstny Ladies) and precisely third Swinkels. UAE Team ADQ Sports Director Cherie Pridham confirmed, “We achieved a very good podium with Karlijn Swinkels. That was our goal for the day and we managed to achieve it. The very positive thing was to see the team working very well together and I saw some very encouraging performances from the young riders like Federica [Venturelli] and also Lara [Gillespie] who proves once again that she is ready for step up to the WorldTour level. Really great teamwork.” Tomorrow, also in Belgium, the team will take part in the SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour with Chiara Consonni, Lara Gillespie, Elizabeth Holden, Hannah Kunz, Emma Redaelli, and Federica Venturelli. (Foto di Flaviano Ossola)

Giorgio Torre – Press and PR Officer For UAE Team ADQ

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