Dylan Groenewegen made himself known on Saturday in the Tour of Great Britain. The Jumbo-Visma sprinter took the victory in the opening stage.
After a journey of almost 202 kilometers between Glasgow and Kirkcudbright, Groenewegen was faster than two Italians. Davide Cimolai of Israel Cycling Academy came in second and Matteo Trentin of Mitchelton-Scott finished in third place.
The 26-year-old Groenewegen recorded his twelfth victory of the season and his first since July 12, when he was the best in the seventh stage of the Tour de France.
Since his appearance in the Tour, where he won two stages, the Amsterdammer took a small step back due to fatigue. He did come into action in August at the European Championships and the BinckBank Tour, but he quit the last race.
The Tour of Great Britain lasts until Saturday next week and continues on Sunday with a hill ride (166 kilometers) with start and finish in Kelso. Last year the overall victory went to Julian Alaphilippe.