Wetterhall triumphs at Ronde van Drenthe

Eichler, Schillinger complete NetApp-Endura podium sweep

In pouring rain and temperatures barely above freezing, Alexander Wetterhall secured the first win of the season for Team NetApp-Endura at the Ronde van Drenthe. The 26-year-old Swede broke away from a leading group of 12 more than 30 kilometres from the finish and rode alone to win by 46 seconds on the first chase group.

In a show of strength by the German Pro Continental squad, Wetterhall's teammates Markus Eichler and Andreas Schillinger placed second and third to complete a podium sweep.

"I still haven't realized that I won," said Wetterhall. "I am so happy and of course I am pleased that we filled all spots on the podium as a team."

"That was probably the perfect race for us," said NetApp-Endura directeur sportif Jens Heppner. "It was awesome – I've rarely experienced anything like it. The whole team was extremely good. The boys were always out in front and they stamped their seal on the race. The solo ride from Alex in typical Classics weather is of course fantastic. It doesn't get any better."

Full Results
1Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura4:56:47 
2Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:46 
3Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
4Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
5Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
6Elmar Reinders (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam0:01:03 
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:01:21 
8Roy Sentjens (Bel) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
9Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
10Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:24 
11Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:01:28 
12Viktor Manakov (Rus) RusVelo0:01:36 
13Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
14Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:52 
15Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:57 
16Jim van den Berg (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
17Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:00 
18Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:04:02 
19Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
20Jeff Vermeulen (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam  
21Stefan Poutsma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:07:41 
22Berden De Vries (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:07:43 
23Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
24Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-Qhubeka  
25Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
26Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
27Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
28Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
29Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
30Jasper Hamelink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
31Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
32Kevin Peeters (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
33Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFPim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFWillem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFBrian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
DNFSander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFKenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFMaarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFFrederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFTosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJoost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
DNFJay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
DNFTakashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
DNFJon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFPeio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFTarik Chaoufi (Mar) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFSteffen Radochla (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFAdrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFAlexander Serebryakov (Rus) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFJetse Bol (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFTheo Bos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGraeme Brown (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFThomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJos Van Emden (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFRobert Wagner (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFWilliam Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFReinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFJi Cheng (Chn) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFLuka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFFrancois Parisien (Can) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFGeorg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFMarco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
DNFEnrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
DNFEnrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
DNFNicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
DNFFilippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
DNFSacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
DNFJonathan Breyne (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFJoeri Bueken (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFKevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFGilles Devillers (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFReinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFKurt Hovelynck (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFPieter Van Herck (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFJasper De Buyst (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFKevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFTim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFThomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFTom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFKenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFClinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMatthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFTang Wang Yip (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFWu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFManuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
DNFRuben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural  
DNFFabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural  
DNFOmar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural  
DNFYelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural  
DNFFrancesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural  
DNFFrancisco Javier Moreno Allue (Spa) Caja Rural  
DNFRussell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
DNFRoger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
DNFScott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
DNFFerekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
DNFBradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
DNFMeron Russom (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
DNFJim Songezo (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
DNFJani Tewelde Weldegabir (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
DNFMartin Wesemann (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
DNFSergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFRoman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAlexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFSergei Pomoshnikov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAlexander Rybakov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAndrei Solomennikov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFIlnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFMarc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFDavide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFAldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFChristopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJohn Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFDaniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFYoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFRick Ottema (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFChristoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFKai Reus (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFNikolay Trusov (Rus) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFRonan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFJohim Ariesen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
DNFKoen Bouwman (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
DNFJochem Hoekstra (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
DNFSteven Lammertink (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
DNFRens Te Stroet (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
DNFUmberto Atzori (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFWim Botman (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFRobin Chaigneau (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFRoy Eefting (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFHaan Wouter (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFBart Van Haaren (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFLars Vierbergen (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFJesper Asselman (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam  
DNFMelvin Boskamp (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam  
DNFLuc Hagenaars (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam  
DNFAdrie Lindeman (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam  
DNFRemco Te Brake (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam  
DNFJoey Van Rhee (Ned) Metec-TKH Continental Cyclingteam  
DNFAndrea Ciacchini (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFKevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFJoe Eldridge (USA) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFDavid Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFAndrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFThomas Raeymaekers (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  

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