Hoole and Rasch get into the Top 10 in today’s double sector
After yesterday’s sensational victory by Kaden Groves in the sprint of the opening stage in Triptyque des Monts et Chateâux, today it was the turn for a hard double sector that started with an 11-km long time trial. Our fast Australian was the last man off the ramp as he was leading the overall classification. Our best-placed rider was Daan Hoole, who set the eighth fastest, proving that despite being a second-year U23 he is already fighting with the best in the category when riding against the clock.

The afternoon sector featured a 112 km long stage that was set to finish in a bunch sprint. Our Adam Hartley animated the day and he was the first rider to go through one of the categorized climbs of the day. The break was brought back in the final local circuit and the teams started the sprinting trains ahead of the final rush. It was our Jesper Rasch who finished in seventh place, with all other Academy riders crossing safely the line.

Ahead of tomorrow’s final day, we have Daan Hoole sitting in 11th place overall just 35 seconds down on the current race leader.