Cervélo - Bruins wins Kasseien Omloop, Wild second
Cervélo TestTeam’s Regina Bruins (NED) has won the 2010 edition of the Therme Kasseien Omloop, soloing to a winning finish. Teammate Kirsten Wild (NED), despite bad luck, with two flat tires, finished second well ahead of Marie Lindberg (SWE-Red Sun Ladies Cycling Team).
“The race started easy and it was warm today in the Netherlands. Every body was looking to us but we took it easy on the first stroke and decided to increase the speed on the second stroke,” said Regina Bruins. “At the end of that stroke only my team mate Kirsten Wild and I where left. But that was really, really early in the race with 60 km to go to the finish. Kirsten had a flat, with 20 km to go to the finish, so unfortunately I lost her. I went it alone and giving it full gas and was really happy that I was able to make it. Not being a sprinter it is not always easy to win races, but races like this are hard and selective enough so we are able to try something like this.”
“Twice today I had a flat tire,” explained Kirsten Wild. “The first time it happened I had hoped to come back to Regina because we still had 20 km to go to the finish. But after the second time I just tried to stay in front of the bunch. I am really happy that Regina won this race, she has really done a lot of work for our team this season, so it would have been nice to come together on the finish line. But there’s nothing to complain about, first and second and the win from our teammate Charlotte Becker in Spain, not so bad!”
Therme Kasseien Omloop (126 km)
1. Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 3:19:46 2. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 0:54 3. Marie Lindberg (Swe) Red Sun Ladies Cycling Team 1:19 7. Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam
Geert Broekhuizen - Public Relations