Dylan Groenewegen has booked the fifth victory in his cycling career on Saturday. The Dutch Jumbo-Visma rider won the Tacx Pro Classic in Zeeland.
After 204.5 kilometers between Middelburg and Neeltje Jans, Groenewegen stayed ahead of Italian Elia Viviani of Deceuninck-Quick-Step (second) and his compatriot Arvid de Kleijn of Metec-TKH Continental Cycling team p / b Mantel (third) in a mass sprint.
The Amsterdammer took full advantage of the good work of his teammates. He was perfectly deposited in the last hundreds of meters and then did the job convincingly.
Groenewegen thus ruined Viviani's party. The thirty-year-old routinier rode his last course for Deceuninck-Quick-Step, as he will switch to Cofidis after this year.
Groenewegen triumphed fifteen times this year
Groenewegen triumphed sixteen times this year alone. He was previously the strongest in two stages in the Tour de France (including the team time trial), two stages in Paris-Nice and three stages in the Tour of Great Britain.
The top sprinter thus has a large share in the unsuccessfully successful year of Jumbo-Visma. The Dutch formation triumphed 51 times in total, making it second behind the annual ranking behind Deceuninck-Quick-Step (66).
The Tacx Pro Classic is part of the UCI Europe Tour, a level below the UCI World Tour. The organization does have the ambition to grow into the second largest cycling classic in the Netherlands, alongside the Amstel Gold Race.