Brown angry at missing out

Rabobank sprinter Graeme Brown missed out on the top ten in the mass sprint that ended the stage in the Eneco Tour's fourth stage. In three sprint finishes in the race the Australian has finished 25th, 11th and 15th.

The team "again tried to perfectly position him," according to its website,, "but the Australian passed the finish line shaking his head, outside the top ten."

"Graeme Brown is very angry with himself and of course extremely frustrated too, because he keeps stressing that he has the required legs to seriously compete in a sprint for the victory. But, Graeme continues to experience difficulties in the final metres. Anyway, he will get another opportunity tomorrow," said Directeur Sportif Erik Dekker.

"You never know, but it seems like that parcours can only end with a bunch sprint."

Monday's stage should provide him with another chance to show what he can do, as the race runs 179.9 kilometres from Terneuzen to Nieuwegein, covering a very flat parcours.

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