Mollema: My Tour de France condition is the perfect basis for the Olympics

QUILLAN FRANCE JULY 10 Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands and Team Trek Segafredo celebrates at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 14 a 1837km stage from Carcassonne to Quillan LeTour TDF2021 on July 10 2021 in Quillan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images
Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) celebrates his Tour de France stage win (Image credit: Getty Images)

Bauke Mollema will take the start of his second Olympics road race on Saturday, riding as co-leader for the Netherlands.

Last time out, in Rio de Janeiro, he finished 17th, the best-placed finisher from the Dutch squad, though 3:31 down on gold medallist Greg Van Avermaet. The Olympics then came two weeks after the end of a Tour de France where he finished 11th, and a week after he won the Clásica San Sebastián.

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