First win of year at Tour de Wallonie 'a big relief' for Groenewegen

HERON BELGIUM JULY 18 Dylan Groenewegen of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma Red Leader Jersey celebrates at podium during the 42nd Tour de Wallonie 2021 Stage 1 a 1857km stage from Genappe to Hron 195m tourdewallonie grandprixdewallonie on July 18 2021 in Heron Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma earned the Red Leader Jersey with stage 1 win at Tour de Wallonie (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The sprint victory by Dylan Groenewegen in the opening stage of the Tour de Wallonie was the 25th victory for Jumbo-Visma this season, while on the other end of the spectrum it was the first for the Dutch sprinter in 17 months.

Groenewegen will ride on Wednesday in the leader’s red jersey for the five-day Belgian stage race, another day for the sprinters to take centre stage at the finish in Zolder.

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