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2021 Ronde van Drenthe (HC), Netherlands

Formerly "Albert Achterhes Profonde van Drenthe" and "Dwars door Drenthe"

58th edition: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Ronde van Drenthe podium history | 2019 edition (race not run in 2020) | Start list

Assen - Hoogeveen, 188.5 km

Rune Herregodts

Rune Herregodts has left everyone else behind. Photo: Kim Stellingwerf

Weather at the finish city of Hoogeveen at 2:30 PM, local time: 12C (54F), sunny, with the wind from the south-southeast at 14 km/hr (9 mph). There is just a 1% chance of rain.

The race: The Ronde van Drenthe was postponed until late October, making it the last major road race of the season. We'll be covering important cyclocross races for the next couple of months and then probably start the 2022 road season with Australia's Santos Festival of Cycling.

Here's the report from third-place Dylan Groenewegen's Jumbo-Visma team:

Dylan Groenewegen has finished third in the Tour of Drenthe. The 28-year-old Dutchman was in the front all day, but the peloton came too late to catch early fugitive Rune Herregodts. Groenewegen was defeated in the sprint by Andrea Pasqualon.

Breakaway

It really is Fall in the Netherlands. Here, thirty minutes into the race, a three-man break has a lead of 2min 45sec.

“We rode a good race as a team”, said Groenewegen, who competed as a guest rider with the Development Team. “We were always in control. Unfortunately, we lost Owen Geleijn and Hidde van Veenendaal due to crashes. I crashed as well, and as a result I got quite far behind. Fortunately, the team brought me back into position. In the final, Rick Pluimers was very good in the local laps. When that group was caught, we rode fast, but we couldn’t catch the leader anymore. In the sprint, I was stuck for a moment and the number two created a gap. In the end we rode a mature and good race.”

Sports director Sierk Jan de Haan was pleased with the team’s performance. “It was a tough day today, a real knockout race. It was cold at the start and the wind came into play as the race went on. That made it nervous towards the cobbled sections, and the first section caused some crashes. Unfortunately, Hidde and Owen were the first to crash, but they are okay. It made us switch gears a bit. We could ride the final with the four remaining guys. We tried to play Dylan, but one man stayed ahead. He was very strong. Dylan finished on the podium and we could compete in the final, so we can head into the winter with a good feeling.”

Bill and Carol McGann's book The Story of the Tour de France, 2021: The Little Cannibal Dominates is available as an audiobook here.

Complete Results:

108 starters, 38 abandons, 70 classified finishers

188.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 43.149 km/hr

1 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 4hr 22min 7sec
2 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert @ 13sec
3 Dylan Groenewegen Jumbo-Visma Developement s.t.
4 Coen Vermeltfoort VolkerWessels s.t.
5 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
6 Timo de Jong VolkerWessels s.t.
7 Thimo Willems Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
8 Nils Eekhoff Team DSM s.t.
9 Jon Knolle SKS Sauerland NRW s.t.
10 Victor Broex Metec-Solarwatt s.t.
11 Nick van der Lijke Riwal Cycling s.t.
12 Joshua Huppertz Lotto-Kern Haus s.t.
13 Kenneth van Rooy Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
14 Taco van der Hoorn Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
15 Sean Flynn SEG Racing Academy s.t.
16 Ceriel Desal Bingoal-WB s.t.
17 Dorian de Maeght Bingoal-WB s.t.
18 Dominik Neuman Elkov-Kasper s.t.
19 Jordy Bouts BEAT Cycling s.t.
20 Jeroen Eyskens EvoPro Racing s.t.
21 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
22 Stijn Siemons EvoPro Racing s.t.
23 Jan Maas Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
24 Daan van Sintmaartensdijk VolkerWessels s.t.
25 Adne Koster Metec-Solarwatt s.t.
26 Gilles de Wilde Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
27 Jan Bakelants Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
28 Rick Pluimers Jumbo-Visma Developement s.t.
29 Morten Nortoft Riwal Cycling s.t.
30 Nils Wolfenbuttel VolkerWessels s.t.
31 Loe van Belle Jumbo-Visma Developement s.t.
32 Jan Barta Elkov-Kasper s.t.
33 Adriaan Janssen Abloc CT s.t.
34 Sjoerd Bax Metec-Solarwatt s.t.
35 Tijmen Eising VolkerWessels 0:21
36 Kim Heiduk Lotto-Kern Haus 0:34
37 Matej Zahalka Elkov-Kasper 0:42
38 Ludovic Robeet Bingoal-WB 0:53
39 Lars Boven Jumbo-Visma Developement 1:59
40 Michiel Stockman SKS Sauerland NRW 2:15
41 Casper van Uden Team DSM s.t.
42 Conn McDunphy EvoPro Racing s.t.
43 Tim Naberman Team DSM s.t.
44 Tim Marsman Metec-Solarwatt s.t.
45 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
46 Luuc Bugter BEAT Cycling s.t.
47 Jasper Rasch SEG Racing Academy s.t.
48 Andre Luijk Abloc CT 2:50
49 Cedric Pries Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
50 Johannes Hodapp SKS Sauerland NRW s.t.
51 Aden Paterson Abloc CT s.t.
52 Bram Dissel BEAT Cycling 2:53
53 Stef Krul Nationale Selectie Nederland s.t.
54 Sven Burger BEAT Cycling s.t.
55 Michael van Staeyen EvoPro Racing s.t.
56 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
57 Peter Schulting VolkerWessels s.t.
58 Tobias Kongstad Riwal Cycling 5:33
59 Bodi del Grosso Abloc CT s.t.
60 Christoffer Lisson Riwal Cycling s.t.
61 Max Kroonen VolkerWessels s.t.
62 Harry Sweering Nationale Selectie Nederland s.t.
63 Sven de Haan Nationale Selectie Nederland s.t.
64 Meindert Weulink Abloc CT s.t.
65 Stijn Appel Abloc CT s.t.
66 Bernat Font Mas EvoPro Racing s.t.
67 Tom Devriendt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
68 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
69 Pierre-Pascal Keup Lotto-Kern Haus s.t.
70 Mathijs Paasschens Bingoal-WB 8:18

Course map: The provence of Drenthe is northeast of Amsterdam.

Ronde van Drenthe


Start list with back numbers, October 23, 2021:

INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-GOBERT
1 DAEMEN Stijn
2 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter
3 DEVRIENDT Tom
4 PASQUALON Andrea
5 MINALI Riccardo
6 VAN DER HOORN Taco
7 BAKELANTS Jan
JUMBO-VISMA DEVELOPMENT TEAM
11 BOVEN Lars
12 GELEIJN Owen
13 PLUIMERS Rick
14 VAN BELLE Loe
16 VAN VEENENDAAL Hidde
17 GROENEWEGEN Dylan
TEAM DSM
21 MAYRHOFER Marius
22 EEKHOFF Nils
23 LEIJNSE Enzo
24 MÄRKL Niklas
25 NABERMAN Tim
26 STORK Florian
27 VAN UDEN Casper
BINGOAL-WB
31 DE MAEGHT Dorian
33 DESAL Ceriel
35 PAASSCHENS Mathijs
36 ROBEET Ludovic
37 WIRTGEN Tom
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
41 HERREGODTS Rune
42 VAN ROOY Kenneth
43 VERWILST Aaron
44 WILLEMS Thimo
45 MARIT Arne
46 REYNDERS Jens
47 DE WILDE Gilles
ELKOV-KASPER
51 BARTA Jan
52 KUKRLE Michael
53 NEUMAN Dominik
54 OTRUBA Jakub
55 KELEMEN Petr
56 KANKOVSKY Alois
57 ZAHÁLKA Matej
LEOPARD PRO CYCLING
61 BETTENDORFF Loic
63 HEIDERSCHEID Colin
64 PRIES Cédric
65 MAAS Jan
66 MOBACH Jarno
67 WENZEL Mats
SEG RACING ACADEMY
71 DRAKOS Nikolas
72 FLYNN Sean
73 KRUL Wessel
75 RASCH Jesper
77 ZIJLAARD Maikel
LOTTO-KERN HAUS
81 KUHN Jan
82 BETZINGER Klaus
83 CZASA Moritz
84 HEIDUK Kim
86 HUPPERTZ Joshua
87 KEUP Pierre-Pascal
RIWAL CYCLING
91 KONGSTAD Tobias
92 LINDEMAN Adrie
93 LISSON Christopher
94 NORTOFT Morten
95 REINDERS Elmar
97 VAN DER LIJKE Nick
METEC-SOLARWATT
101 BROEX Victor
102 BAX Sjoerd
103 DE LANGE Thijs
104 VAN DEN DOOL Jens
105 KOSTER Adne
106 MARSMAN Tim
107 OTTEMA Rick
BEAT CYCLING
111 BOUTS Jordy
112 BUDDING Martijn
113 BUGTER Luuc
114 BURGER Sven
115 DISSEL Bram
116 BÜCHLI Matthijs
EVOPRO RACING
121 SIEMONS Stijn
122 EYSKENS Jeroen
123 MONK Cyrus
124 FONT MAS Bernat
125 MCDUNPHY Conn
126 VAN STAEYEN Michael
127 GUINET Dylan
SKS SAUERLAND NRW
131 BORRESCH Julian
132 STOCKMAN Abram
133 STOCKMAN Michiel
134 HODAPP Johannes
135 KNOLLE Jon
136 KULBE Lars
137 MÜNSTERMANN Per
ABLOCK CT
141 APPEL Stijn
142 DEL GROSSO Bodi
143 JANSSEN Adriaan
144 LUIJK Andre
145 VAN DE GRACHT Niels
146 PATERSON Aden
147 WEULINK Meindert
VOLKERWESSELS
151 DE JONG Timo
152 EISING Tijmen
153 SCHULTING Peter
154 KROONEN Max
155 VAN SINTMAARTENSDIJK Daan
156 VERMELTFOORT Coen
157 WOLFENBUTTEL Nils
NATIONALE SELECTIE NEDERLAND
161 BAKKER Björn
162 EEFTING Roy
163 KRUL Stef
164 DE HAAN Sven
165 LANGE Wessel
166 SWEERING Harry
167 MERX Peter