Bol: ” I’m back in good shape and ready to enjoy a nice race”

Tomorrow’s one-day classic, Paris Tours, will mark the last U23 race in our racing calendar of 2017. This French race will set a milestone for our Cees Bol, as the strong Dutchman will race his last ever race in the U23 category. “I hope to make it special, but it doesn’t feel any different. I just want to be as good as possible, just like any other race” says the 2016 winner of Olympia’s Tour. 

After suffering a head injury due to a home accident back in March, Cees Bol has focused his efforts in recover and getting his cycling level back in his legs. The strong Dutchman made his return at the end of August in GP Stad Zottegem, but since then his condition just improved. “ Form has been evolving really good. Gooikse Pijl it is a prove of that as it went already quite well. Last week I had the national championships Team time trial with the club, even though we had some bad luck, legs were really good. Also, I'm quite satisfied with my training sessions last week. But most importantly is still that I'm back in good shape and ready to enjoy a nice race. Any result I do this year is just a bonus."

The 22-year old, who already started in there back in 2015, doesn't lack ambition and confidence coming into tomorrow's race. "Paris Tours is the only race that was on my top goals list in February that I can actually ride, so that is quite special for me because of the comeback. I expect to be in the final tomorrow. If it is going to be a bunch sprint I'm going to sprint but, if its going to be an open race I'm going to follow attacks and then I hope to sprint for the win with a small group."