Top Ten Finishes for Sivakov and Welten at Paris - Chauny3. July 2016, Chauny (FRA) — Development Team
Pavel Sivakov and Bram Welten ended BMC Development Team’s busy week of racing with top ten finishes at Paris - Chauny.
Despite the main bunch breathing down their neck on the home straight, the leading group were able to stay out in front right up to the line with Sivakov finishing seventh behind race winner, Dieter Bouvry (Roubaix Métropole européenne de Lille).
In race for the final top ten place behind them, Bram Welten showed that he has found his speed again after his crash earlier in the season as he won the sprint for the line to take tenth place.
Reaction from inside the Sport Director’s Car
Klaas Lodewyck said:
“I have mixed emotions after today’s race. I really wanted a win today for the team and I thought it was going to be possible.”
“We came close with Pavel in the leading group but after all his efforts over the day he just wasn’t able to find the necessary speed at the end.”
“Behind that group, Bram was looking really strong, and at one point I thought the group would be caught and that he would be able to challenge for the win. Bram looked really strong today and won the sprint easily, by around 20 meters. It was really important day for Bram as he was able to give it 100 percent and go as fast as possible again after his crash.”
Paris - Chauny (UCI 1.2)
One day race / 175.9km
Top 3: 1. Dieter Bouvry (Roubaix Métropole européenne de Lille) 2. Anthony Giacoppo (Avanti IsoWhey Sports) 3. Kévin Le Cunff (CM Aubervilliers)
BMC Development Team Top 3:
7. Pavel Sivakov
10. Bram Welten
22. Nathan Van Hooydonck