Sinkeldam pips Wippert to Dutch road race title

2016 champion Groenewegen third

The Dutch national road race title came down to a bike throw with Team Sunweb's Ramon Sinkeldam narrowly getting the better of Wouter Wippert (Cannondale-Drapac). Defending champion Dylan Groenewegen finished in third place for LottoNL-Jumbo.

"This is an amazing victory for me and the team. The guys did an amazing job throughout the whole day and executed our plan to perfection," said Sinkeldam. "I was able to stay fresh for the finish and could finish off the team's hard work to take the win. It's amazing to have the support of the staff and team to be able to sprint to the win today, I am speechless."

Sinkeldam will debut his jersey at the Tour de France later this week having been named in Team Sunweb's line up. He will be an important rider for Michael Matthews with the Australian aiming for stage wins and the green jersey.

For Wippert, it was his second straight silver medal in the championships but the 26-year-old explained there was nothing he could have done to have claimed the win.

"Everything unfolded as I would have wanted. There's nothing I could have changed or would have done differently except, of course, to sprint a little faster," said Wippert. "Two millimeters isn't a big difference in terms of a measurement, but the difference between winning a national title and coming second is huge. I can say that I'm happy that I'm on the way up again, but I'm disappointed with the result.

"Last year, I finished second by one-and-a-half meters. This year it was millimeters. I'm getting closer. We'll see what that means for next year."

While Wippert was pleased with his silver, Groenewegen expressed his displeasure at missing out on the title having prepared only for victory.

"I came here to win, but those two were faster. I have to take pleasure in that. I did not consider Sinkeldam, to be honest, but on this arrival and after such a heavy route, he is the right winner," Groenewegen said post-race. "We lost and everyone is baffled, but I'm leaving here looking forward to the Tour de France next week."

Team Sunweb finish the Dutch national championships with the gold medal in both the road race and time trial after Tom Dumoulin successfully defended his title against the clock on Thursday.

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb5:19:38 
2Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
3Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
4Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
5Arvid De Kleijn (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam  
6Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
7Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
8Huub Duyn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:00:03 
9Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
10Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
11Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
12Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
13Tijmen Eising (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
14Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
15Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
16Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
17Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy  
18Jasper De Laat (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
19Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
20Daan Meijers (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
21Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
22Piotr Havik (Ned)  
23Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
24Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
25Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
26Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin  
27Etienne Van Empel (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
28Twan Brusselman (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
29Rick Ottema (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam  
30Taco Van Der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
31Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
32Dennis Bakker (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
33Peter Schulting (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
34Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
35Dion Beukeboom (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
36Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Tarteletto - Isorex  
37David Van Der Poel (Ned) Beobank - Corendon  
38Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:17 
39Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:18 
40Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:20 
41Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
42Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
43Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
44Jarno Gmelich Meijling (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
45Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:23 
46Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:00:25 
47Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb  
48Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:28 
49Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:34 
50Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:54 
51Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:52 
52Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned)  
53Joost Van Der Burg (Ned)0:01:56 
54Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb0:02:11 
55Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions0:03:04 
56Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
57Sven Van Luijk (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team0:04:04 
58Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:04:44 
59Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
60Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon  
61Raymond Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
62Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
63Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team0:05:12 
64Jason Van Dalen (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
65Merijn Korevaar (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam  
66Ike Groen (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
67Joey Van Rhee (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
68Joris Blokker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
69Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
70Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb  
71Robbert De Greef (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam0:08:07 
72Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
73Melvin Van Zijl (Ned)0:12:47 
74Luuc Bugter (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  
75Tom Vermeer (Ned) Team Differdange - Losch  
76Johim Ariesen (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
77Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
78Stan Godrie (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
79Twan Van Den Brand (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
80Folkert Oostra (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam  
81Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
82Rens Te Stroet (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
83Jasper Hamelink (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
DNFBert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNFMartijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNFAlbert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNFTom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNFLaurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNFTim Ariesen (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFBerden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFSjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFBrian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFJens Mouris (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFPeter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
DNFKoos Jeroen Kers (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam  
DNFRené Hooghiemster (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam  
DNFAdne Van Engelen (Ned) Bike Aid  
DNFYannick Janssen (Ned) MPC  
DNFJeff Vermeulen (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling Team  
DNFMarc Goos (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
DNFRobbie Van Bakel (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
DNFRick Van Breda (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFStephan Bakker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFBram Nolten (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFIvar Slik (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFRemco Te Brake (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice Continental Team  
DNFWayne Stijns (Ned) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFGerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFHendrikus Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFReinier Honig (Ned) Team Vorarlberg  
DNFLars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions  
DNFRobin Wennekes (Ned)  
DNFRoy Eefting (Ned)  
DNFWim Stroetinga (Ned)  
DNFAndre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFMartijn Budding (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFJan Willem Van Schip (Ned) Delta Cycling Rotterdam  

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