Uneken secures 'unexpected' solo victory in Healthy Ageing Tour

Lonneke Uneken (SD Worx)
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Lonneke Uneken (SD Worx) has continued her team's dominance during the early-season calendar with a stage 3 victory to close out the Healthy Ageing Tour on Friday. The 21-year-old was part of two of the day's decisive breakaways during the 115km race but attacked in final 20km and won by over a minute ahead of her rivals in Wijster.

"I didn’t expect this, this morning," said Uneken, whose powerful performance shows that she is one of the future stars of SD Worx. 

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