Bohli Puts up a Fight in West Flanders6. March 2016, Ichtegem (BEL) — Road Team
It was a battle to hold onto the Yellow Jersey for Tom Bohli in today’s second and final stage of Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen.
Despite a solid effort by Bohli and his BMC Racing Team teammates, Bohli finished 54 seconds down on stage winner Tim Dupont (Verandas Willems Cycling Team) and ended up eighth overall on the General Classification which was taken out by Sean De Bie (Lotto Soudal).
Bohli’s result comes off a brilliant ride in the opening prologue where he set a race record for the fastest time ever recorded.
BMC Racing Team Sports Director Jackson Stewart said the team worked tirelessly all day to defend the jersey.
“It was a really hard day out there, especially with some bad weather to contend with. We started out with six riders and were soon down to four after the first 20km as the it was full gas from the get go. The guys were on the defensive all day and around 30km to go seven riders attacked and we just couldn’t quite bring it back,” Stewart said.
“At the end of the day Tom can be really happy with his racing here. He won his first race as a professional rider, set a race record in the prologue and really showed his potential for this season and beyond.”