Dainese 5th in Arno; Groves 8th in Liège
It was an action-packed day as we started in cycling’s monument Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23 and Netherlands’ Arno Wallaard Memorial. In Belgium, our riders showed their commitment to the cause early on as Adam Hartley represented the Academy colors in an 11-man group that made it up the road with around 100 km remaining. The short and steep climbs caused some splits in the peloton, with our riders always riding close to the head of the group. The closing part of the race was marked by the hard pace in the climbs, and eventually, a group of four riders cleared from the bunch and played for the win. Behind, our Kaden Groves was fourth in the sprint of the group which accounted for an eighth place in the day. 

Meanwhile, on Dutch soil, our guys lined up for Arno Wallaard Memorial. Initially, a group of three riders formed the breakaway of the day. Behind, all Academy jerseys could be found in the peloton, saving energy for the final rush to the line. In the local laps, our Daan Hoole went on the attack, opening a gap with eight other riders. Once the group was formed, two riders counter-attacked and could not be brought back by the bunch. Our Alberto Dainese showed his sprinting skills and took third in the sprint of the peloton, and was fifth in the day. 

Next up, Tour de Bretagne.