Westra wins Dutch time trial title

Vacansoleil man pips Terpstra

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) extended his time as Dutch Time Trial champion, beating Niki Terpstra by a mere four seconds to get his second title in a row. Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) was third.

The win comes only a few weeks after Westra crashed out of the Criterium du Dauphine, but showed he is on track to perform at the Tour de France.

"From my fall in the Dauphiné I had a cracked ribs, and had to do very focused training at home," Westra said. "I may have started a little too quickly, but I was able to fend off a strong attack by Niki. I went very deep today, but it was all worth it. This win is special. Now I can on to the Tour.“

"I'm happy with the second place," Terpstra said. "But, while it's also true that I lost for only 4 seconds, it hurts a bit. At half way I was 30'' behind. I did a great final but it wasn't enough. Lieuwe Westra is one the the best time trialists around, so congratulations to him. I have no regrets. It was for sure one of my best time trials ever. It means that I'm in good shape for Sunday. I'm confident. I'm happy, I was going for the podium and I made it. I want to also thank all the people who were with me today: Mechanics, masseurs, and friends who really supported me perfectly."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM)1:03:59.10 
2Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)0:00:04.51 
3Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano)0:00:40.86 
4Lars Boom (Blanco Pro Cycling)0:01:03.08 
5Stef Clement (Blanco Pro Cycling)0:01:20.08 
6Peter Koning (Metec)0:01:20.90 
7Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM)0:01:42.23 
8Dion Beukeboom (De Rijke-Shanks)0:01:44.72 
9Wilco Kelderman (Blanco Pro Cycling)0:02:07.79 
10Jens Mouris (Orica - Greenedge)0:02:11.52 
11Rick Flens (Blanco Pro Cycling)0:02:21.41 
12Marc Goos (Blanco Pro Cycling)0:02:28.18 
13Berden de Vries (Jo Piels)0:02:53.48 
14Jan Lof (WTC De Amstel)0:03:32.88 
15Wieger van der Wier (WV De Kannibaal)0:04:16.85 
16Jarno Gmelich Meijling (UWTC De Volharding)0:04:49.72 
17Rick van Breda (Ruiter Dakkapellen)0:05:10.87 
18Jos van Emden (Blanco Pro Cycling)0:05:23.37 
19Erik van Lakerveld (LRTV Swift)0:05:55.18 
20Quinten Winkel (GRTC Excelsior)0:06:02.77 
21Josbert de Vries (Gaul !)0:06:24.49 
22Jeroen Visser (BRC Kennemerland)0:07:03.93 
23Yannick Janssen (Parkhotel Valkenburg)0:07:16.44 
24Ruben Dorren (West Frisia)0:07:50.13 
25Marco Massink (Stormvogels Veendam)0:09:05.21 
26Peter Merx (NWV Groningen)0:09:06.91 
27Elias de Bruijne (UWTC De Volharding)0:09:12.96 
28Pieter-Paul de Weerd (De IJsselstreek)0:10:31.19 
29Marko Jeletich (UWTC de Volharding)0:10:44.61 
DNFRuud Kooijmans (Cicli Basso Vicenza - Reasons)  
DNFRik Houwers (Restore Cycling)  

 

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