Sinkeldam pips Wippert to Dutch road race title

The Dutch national road race title came down to a bike throw with Team Sunweb's Ramon Sinkeldam narrowly getting the better of Wouter Wippert (Cannondale-Drapac). Defending champion Dylan Groenewegen finished in third place for LottoNL-Jumbo.

"This is an amazing victory for me and the team. The guys did an amazing job throughout the whole day and executed our plan to perfection," said Sinkeldam. "I was able to stay fresh for the finish and could finish off the team's hard work to take the win. It's amazing to have the support of the staff and team to be able to sprint to the win today, I am speechless."

Sinkeldam will debut his jersey at the Tour de France later this week having been named in Team Sunweb's line up. He will be an important rider for Michael Matthews with the Australian aiming for stage wins and the green jersey.

For Wippert, it was his second straight silver medal in the championships but the 26-year-old explained there was nothing he could have done to have claimed the win.

"Everything unfolded as I would have wanted. There's nothing I could have changed or would have done differently except, of course, to sprint a little faster," said Wippert. "Two millimeters isn't a big difference in terms of a measurement, but the difference between winning a national title and coming second is huge. I can say that I'm happy that I'm on the way up again, but I'm disappointed with the result.

"Last year, I finished second by one-and-a-half meters. This year it was millimeters. I'm getting closer. We'll see what that means for next year."

While Wippert was pleased with his silver, Groenewegen expressed his displeasure at missing out on the title having prepared only for victory.

"I came here to win, but those two were faster. I have to take pleasure in that. I did not consider Sinkeldam, to be honest, but on this arrival and after such a heavy route, he is the right winner," Groenewegen said post-race. "We lost and everyone is baffled, but I'm leaving here looking forward to the Tour de France next week."

Team Sunweb finish the Dutch national championships with the gold medal in both the road race and time trial after Tom Dumoulin successfully defended his title against the clock on Thursday.

Full results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb5:19:38
2Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 1 - Cell 2
3Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 2 - Cell 2
4Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 3 - Cell 2
5Arvid De Kleijn (Ned) Baby - Dump CyclingteamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto SoudalRow 5 - Cell 2
7Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 6 - Cell 2
8Huub Duyn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:00:03
9Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 8 - Cell 2
10Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 10 - Cell 2
12Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tijmen Eising (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b MantelRow 12 - Cell 2
14Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 13 - Cell 2
15Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 14 - Cell 2
16Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 15 - Cell 2
17Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jasper De Laat (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b MantelRow 17 - Cell 2
19Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 18 - Cell 2
20Daan Meijers (Ned) Delta Cycling RotterdamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 20 - Cell 2
22Piotr Havik (Ned)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue SportRow 22 - Cell 2
24Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 24 - Cell 2
26Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-AlpecinRow 25 - Cell 2
27Etienne Van Empel (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 26 - Cell 2
28Twan Brusselman (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rick Ottema (Ned) Baby - Dump CyclingteamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Taco Van Der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 29 - Cell 2
31Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 30 - Cell 2
32Dennis Bakker (Ned) Delta Cycling RotterdamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Peter Schulting (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Wout Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 33 - Cell 2
35Dion Beukeboom (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Tarteletto - IsorexRow 35 - Cell 2
37David Van Der Poel (Ned) Beobank - CorendonRow 36 - Cell 2
38Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:17
39Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:18
40Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:20
41Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 40 - Cell 2
42Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 41 - Cell 2
43Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jarno Gmelich Meijling (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b MantelRow 43 - Cell 2
45Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:23
46Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:00:25
47Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team SunwebRow 46 - Cell 2
48Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:28
49Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:34
50Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:54
51Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:52
52Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Joost Van Der Burg (Ned)0:01:56
54Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb0:02:11
55Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions0:03:04
56Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Sven Van Luijk (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team0:04:04
58Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:04:44
59Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 58 - Cell 2
60Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana PostobonRow 59 - Cell 2
61Raymond Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 60 - Cell 2
62Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 61 - Cell 2
63Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team0:05:12
64Jason Van Dalen (Ned) Delta Cycling RotterdamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Merijn Korevaar (Ned) Baby - Dump CyclingteamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Ike Groen (Ned) Delta Cycling RotterdamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Joey Van Rhee (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Joris Blokker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b MantelRow 68 - Cell 2
70Roy Curvers (Ned) Team SunwebRow 69 - Cell 2
71Robbert De Greef (Ned) Baby - Dump Cyclingteam0:08:07
72Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 71 - Cell 2
73Melvin Van Zijl (Ned)0:12:47
74Luuc Bugter (Ned) Delta Cycling RotterdamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Tom Vermeer (Ned) Team Differdange - LoschRow 74 - Cell 2
76Johim Ariesen (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b MantelRow 75 - Cell 2
77Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Stan Godrie (Ned) Veranda's Willems CrelanRow 77 - Cell 2
79Twan Van Den Brand (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Folkert Oostra (Ned) Baby - Dump CyclingteamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Rens Te Stroet (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jasper Hamelink (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b MantelRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFBert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFMartijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFAlbert Timmer (Ned) Team SunwebRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFTom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team SunwebRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFLaurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team SunwebRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFTim Ariesen (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFBerden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFSjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFBrian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFJens Mouris (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue SportRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFKoos Jeroen Kers (Ned) Baby - Dump CyclingteamRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFRené Hooghiemster (Ned) Baby - Dump CyclingteamRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFAdne Van Engelen (Ned) Bike AidRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFYannick Janssen (Ned) MPCRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFJeff Vermeulen (Ned) Destil - Jo Piels Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Goos (Ned) Development Team SunwebRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFRobbie Van Bakel (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b MantelRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFRick Van Breda (Ned) Monkey Town Continental TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFStephan Bakker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFBram Nolten (Ned) Monkey Town Continental TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFIvar Slik (Ned) Monkey Town Continental TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFRemco Te Brake (Ned) Monkey Town Continental TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice Continental TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFWayne Stijns (Ned) Team Differdange - LoschRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFGerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFHendrikus Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFReinier Honig (Ned) Team VorarlbergRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFLars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Fidea LionsRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFRobin Wennekes (Ned)Row 113 - Cell 2
DNFRoy Eefting (Ned)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFWim Stroetinga (Ned)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFAndre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFMartijn Budding (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFJan Willem Van Schip (Ned) Delta Cycling RotterdamRow 118 - Cell 2

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