Niki Terpstra wins Millau Gravel World Series round

Dutch Niki Terpstra of Total Direct Energie pictured at the start of the Circuit de Wallonie one day cycling race 1922 km from Charleroi to MontsurMarchienne Charleroi Thursday 26 May 2022 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN BELGA MAG Belga via AFP Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Niki Terpstra (Team TotalEnergies) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Niki Terpstra came through the line solo to take victory at the third round of the Trek UCI Gravel World Series, with the Dutch Team TotalEnergies rider dropping his breakaway companions to get a clear run to the line at the Wish One Gravel race in Millau, France.

The Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders winner had been working out the front with Australian multi-discipline rider Adam Blazevic, winner of the last round in Nannup, Western Australia, and fellow Dutch rider Piotr Havik (Westland Wil Vooruit), who last month came second at the Traka 200 in a sprint finish with Unbound winner Ivar Slik.

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Results - Top ten overall
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Team TotalEnergies) 4:25:06
2Piotr Havik (Westland Wil Vooruit) 0:01:50
3Adam Blazevic 0:03:28
4Emeric Turcat 0:11:44
5Daniel Bonello (Equipos Oleka) 0:12:08
6Geoffrey Soupe (Team TotalEnergies) 0:12:38
7Simen Nordahl Svendsen (Konnerud IL) 0:16:13
8Michael Mottram (Team Spectra Wiggle P/B Vitus) 0:23:49
9Dani Moreno (A.C Sant Just) 0:24:02
10Alonso Eduardo 0:24:51

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Simone Giuliani
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