The weather gods were in foul mood. The going was grim. But that didn’t stop an outbreak of Dutchness on both podiums. Let’s celebrate the orange!!
Tour de Suisse, Stage Six, Weese to Amden 162.8km
As other riders faltered in the miserable conditions, Pieter Weening (Roompot-Oranje) cocked a snook at the weather gods. Attacking from the break on the the final climb to solo into the finish 2:37mins before Etixx-Quick Step’s Maximiliano Richeze (yes, the sprinter!). Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi -Polkowice) rounded out the podium. Behind them, the GC riders got feisty with Wilco Kelderman (LottoNL-Jumbo) making a late surge to grab the leader’s jersey. He holds a 16sec advantage over Giant-Alpecin’s Warren Barguil, with another day in the mountains to survive.
Cheeky Weening …Embed from Getty Images
What a star! Antwan Tolhoek (Roompot Oranje). Still with the KOM after hitting all the right breaks.Embed from Getty Images
Aviva Womens Tour, Stage Two, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon, 140.6km
Wiggle-High5’s Amy Pieters just edged out Lisa Brennauer (Canyon SRAM) and Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv) on the bunch sprint into the birthplace of the bard. The third place finish and bossing the intermediate sprints along the way gives Vos the overall lead by 3secs from Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans)and 7secs from Pieters.
Wet wet wet…
Love this pic
Featured Image: Amy Pieters on the podium. Screengrab