Jordi Meeus sprints to second in Wanzele Koerse
The first pro-Kermesse of the season was up for grabs today in Belgian soil, as our riders started in Wanzele Koerse. A race that brings back sweet memories from the last edition, as our Alumni Cees Bol (currently wearing Team Sunweb’s get up in the WordTour) won in a fashionable way after finishing a 13-km long solo attack. 

As usual, the race was marked by countless attacks and small groups going up the road throughout the 16 laps to the local circuit. Our colors were well-represented at all times, especially as Jordi Meeus and Ide Schelling got themselves in several moves. In the end, it was a group of six riders, that included our Belgian sprinter, the one that stuck and fought for the victory. After staying away for the final lap, the reduced group played it all in the sprint with our Belgian coming home with a second place in the day. 

It is the second time that our 20-year old comes close to the victory in just three racing days (he finished second in season’s opener Ronde van Groningen), what shows that the winter preparation it is slowly paying off and that he will open his winning counter sooner than later. The Academy colors will be back on the racing scheme on Sunday with an action-packed day with Houtse Linies and Ronde van Drenthe.