Howson: I knew Tour de Hongrie win was in my grasp if I played it smart

Tour de Hongrie 2021 - 42nd Edition - 5th stage Balassagyarmat - Gyongyos-Kekesteto 202,2 km - 14/05/2021 - Damien Howson (AUS - Team Bikeexchange) - photo Igor Stancík/BettiniPhoto©2021
Damien Howson (Team BikeExchange) after he set up the GC win at the Tour de Hongrie with victory on stage 4 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After stepping onto the final step of the podium last year at the Tour de Hongrie last year Team BikeExchange’s Damien Howson knew it was in his power to deliver victory at the five-day stage race. Even though he'd set the scene with his stage 4 win, there was no letting the guard down till he crossed that final finish line on Sunday.  

"Bike racing is never over until it’s over, so particularly until three kilometres to go I definitely had to be very attentive and have a little bit of luck go my way, no misfortune and at the end of the day I got around the course safely,” said Howson.

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