Cervélo - Wild's now tops GC after win and 3rd in TT
Kirsten Wild (NED) now sits atop the GC at the Holland Ladies Tour after today’s two stages. Wild won the fifth stage, 80.4 km road race this morning and placed third in this afternoons’ time trial. That combination gave her a minute and three second lead over former GC leader Martine Bras who now sits in sixth place. Wild has a three second lead on second place Marianne Vos (NED) going into tomorrow’s final stage.
Vos placed second in both stages today. Shelley Olds (USA) took third position in the 5th stage road race. The time trial was won by Eleonora Van Dijk (NED). Wild’s teammates Charlotte Becker (GER) placed fifth in the time trial and Regina Bruins (NED) placed sixth, a strong showing overall from Cervélo TestTeam who now have four places in the GC top ten!
“I am especially happy with my victory today,” said Kirsten Wild. “Every little bit helps and this second sprint victory certainly proved successful for me.”
“This morning’s race was very exciting. There was a breakaway that our Regina Bruins (NED) was part of, but we decided not to work in this break because Liesbeth de Vocht (BEL) was part of the break and has a higher ranking than Regina,” said Jean Paul Van Poppel, Sports Director. So finally every thing came back, but unfortunately there was big crash in the last five kilometers. Kirsten crashed and we were afraid she would miss the bunch sprint, but with the impressive help of Sarah Düster (GER) and Charlotte Becker (GER) Kirsten back with 500 meters to go and was able to sprint for the win of the stage.”
Geert Broekhuizen - Public Relations