Nokere Koerse: Bunch Sprint16. March 2016, Nokere (BEL) — Road Team
The Belgian racing season continued today with Nokere Koerse, the 199km one-day mini Classic, which ended in a bunch sprint won by Tom Dupont (Verandas Willems).
Kristoffer Halvorsen (Joker) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) rounded out the podium.
BMC Racing Team Sports Director Allan Peiper said given the team was only five riders strong, they worked well together.
“It was a pretty low key day for us out there. We’re lucky that none of our guys were caught up in any of the crashes because there were quite a few,” Peiper said.
“Rick Zabel tried to go for the sprint but he was a boxed in a bit and didn’t the chance to really go for it. It was always going to be a bunch sprint. All in all, it was a good chance for the guys to get some more experience racing on the cobbles.”