Great team performance at the Tour de l’Alsace
Today’s stage was off to a fast and hectic start as but our riders remained focus at all times. A big 18-man breakaway took off quite early in the day with Julius van den Berg and Jan Maas covering the moves, but bad luck was on the side of the U23 Dutch TT Champion and a flat tyre forced him to stop and being caught by the main group. 

The peloton didn’t allow that big group much room and closed the gap before the special sprint at the 70km point. Once the bunch bridged across the leaders, it was our Edo Affini the one who jumped off the group alongside two other riders, beating them in that intermediate sprint.  Tomorrow the strong Italian rider will wear the white, green and blue jersey as the leader of the K70 classification. 

In the later part of the stage our guys worked perfectly on a lumpy terrain and positioned Lucas Eriksson ahead of the steep final section. The Swedish rider did not disappoint and finish just six seconds behind the stage winner.