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2023 Volta Limburg Classic (1.1), Netherlands

48th edition: Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Eijsden - Eijsden, 193.4 km

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Kaden Groves wins the 48th Volta Limburg Classic

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Weather at the start/finish city of Eijsden at 1:15 PM, local time: 10C (50F), rain showers, with the wind from the west at 24 km/hr (15 mph). The rain showers are expected to continue the rest of the afternoon.

The race: Here's the report from second-place Maxim Van Gils' Team Lotto Dstny.

Lotto Dstny put in a strong collective performance in the rain-soaked Volta Limburg Classic. The team couldn’t beat the strong and fast legs of Kaden Groves in the final, but Maxim Van Gils and Pascal Eenkhoorn managed to get a solid second and third place. A few minutes later, Milan Menten won the sprint for fifth from a small group.

In a soaking wet Limburg three of our Lotto Dstny riders managed to get into the final: Maxim Van Gils, Pascal Eenkhoorn and Milan Menten. Under the pouring rain, the leading group continued to thin out and finally, under the impulse of the Dutch champion only three riders remained at the front into the final 40 kilometres: Pascal Eenkhoorn, Maxim Van Gils and Kaden Groves.

Early in the race. It's a rainy day in the Netherlands.

In that final, Groves attacked several times. Eenkhoorn had to let go as the Australian went to the finish with Maxim Van Gils. In the sprint, the Lotto Dstny rider had to settle for second place. “I believed in it”, Van Gils said afterwards, “Kaden did all the work in the last 20 kilometres and I was hoping he wouldn’t have much of a sprint left. But, he immediately pushed really hard in the sprint and I quickly noticed he had more power in his legs, which is a pity. It was really a very difficult day, on a tough course and with rain all day long. That was not really pleasant, but okay, you have to go through it. I can live with this second place and I am especially proud of the team. We rode a very strong race.”

Pascal Eenkhoorn could live with his third place. “I tried to get away, but Kaden countered me and then my tank was empty. He rode another 20 kilometres in the lead with Maxim in his wheel and still won the race. So, he simply was the strongest rider today, that you have to accept. He showed his strong legs already last week in the Tour of Catalonia and won two stages. So we knew it wasn't going to be easy to beat him. We did our best, rode a strong race with the team and put in a great performance. Second and third is a pity of course, you always ride for the win, but you need to have the legs for it.”


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Complete Results:

193.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.031 km/hr

1 Kaden Groves Alpecin-Deceuninck 4hr 57min 18sec
2 Maxim Van Gils Lotto Dstny s.t.
3 Pascal Eenkhoorn Lotto Dstny @ 1min 32sec
4 Rune Herregodts Intermarché-Circus-Wanty 2:33
5 Milan Menten Lotto Dstny 3:15
6 Lennert Teugels Bingoal-WB 3:18
7 Kamiel Bonneu Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
8 Timo De Jong VolkerWessels Cycling Team s.t.
9 Abram Stockman TdT-Unibet 3:21
10 Mathias Bregnhøj Leopard TOGT s.t.
11 Mark Stewart Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 3:31
12 Tim Marsman Metec-Solarwatt-Mantel 3:48
13 António Morgado Hagens Berman Axeon 4:37
14 Johannes Staune-Mittet Jumbo-Visma s.t.
15 Max Van Der Meulen Team DSM s.t.
16 Oscar Onley Team DSM 9:41
17 Colby Simmons Jumbo-Visma 14:08
18 Jacob Scott Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
19 Andreas Stokbro Leopard TOGT s.t.
20 Jaap Roelen Metec-Solarwatt-Mantel s.t.
21 Arne Marit Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
22 Johan Meens Bingoal-WB s.t.
23 Andreas Goeman Tarteletto-Isorex s.t.
24 Jelle Johannink ÀBloc CT s.t.
25 Gil Gelders Soudal Quick-Step Devo Team s.t.
26 Szymon Sajnok Q36.5 Pro Cycling s.t.
27 Aaron Van Der Beken Bingoal-WB s.t.
28 Julian Borresch Saris Rouvy Sauerland Team s.t.
29 Vincent Van Hemelen Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
30 Miguel Heidemann Leopard TOGT s.t.
31 Jan Christen Hagens Berman Axeon s.t.
32 Darren Rafferty Hagens Berman Axeon s.t.
33 Milan Vader Jumbo-Visma s.t.
34 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
36 Nick Van Der Lijke Leopard TOGT s.t.
37 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma s.t.
38 Emil Vinjebo Leopard TOGT s.t.
39 Alexander Krieger Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
40 Frank Van Den Broek ÀBloc CT s.t.
41 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
42 Emil Herzog Hagens Berman Axeon s.t.
43 Remy Mertz Bingoal-WB s.t.
44 Darren Van Bekkum Jumbo-Visma s.t.
45 Marco Tizza Bingoal-WB s.t.

 

 


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Start list with back numbers. March 31, 2023

LOTTO DSTNY
1 Pascal Eenkhoorn
2 Milan Menten
3 Michael Schwarzmann
4 Rüdiger Selig
5 Maxim Van Gils
6 Lorenz Van De Wynkele
7 Milan Paulus
ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
11 Dries De Bondt
12 Simon Dehairs
13 Kaden Groves
14 Senne Leysen
15 Alexander Krieger
16 Samuel Gaze
17 Ayco Bastiaens
JUMBO-VISMA
21 Timo Roosen
22 Johannes Staune-Mittet
23 Milan Vader
24 Jos Van Emden
25 Darren Van Bekkum
26 Colby Simmons
27 Morten Nørtoft
TEAM DSM
31 Joost Brinkman
32 Axel Källberg
33 Milan Kadlec
34 Oscar Onley
35 Tobias Lund Andresen
36 Alberto Dainese
37 Max Van Der Meulen
INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY
41 Francesco Busatto
42 Tom Paquot
43 Rune Herregodts
44 Arne Marit
45 Dylan Vandenstorme
46 Loic Vliegen
47 Roel Van Sintmaartensdijk
BOLTON EQUITIES-BLACK SPOKE
51 Logan Currie
52 Aaron Gate
53 Ollie Jones
54 Rory Townsend
56 Jacob Scott
57 Mark Stewart
BINGOAL-WB
61 Luca De Meester
62 Johan Meens
63 Remy Mertz
64 Michiel Lambrecht
65 Lennert Teugels
66 Marco Tizza
67 Aaron Van Der Beken
TEAM FLANDERS-BALOISE
71 Tuur Dens
72 Kamiel Bonneu
73 Jules Hesters
74 Noah Vandenbranden
75 Vincent Van Hemelen
76 Ruben Apers
77 Milan Fretin
Q36.5 PRO CYCLING TEAM
81 Tobias Ludvigsson
82 Fabio Christen
83 Filippo Conca
84 Corey Davis
85 Cyrus Monk
86 Marcel Camprubí
87 Szymon Sajnok
BEAT CYCLING CLUB
91 Vincent Hoppezak
92 Thijs Zonneveld
93 Stijn Daemen
94 Lucas Janssen
95 Jochem Kerckhaert
96 Emiel Vermeulen
97 Guillaume Visser
METEC-SOLARWATT-MANTEL
101 Huub Artz
102 Thijs De Lange
103 Jordan Habets
104 Michiel Van Vliet
105 Tim Marsman
106 Jaap Roelen
107 Rens Tulner
VOLKERWESSELS
111 Peter Schulting
112 Bert-Jan Lindeman
113 Thimo Willems
114 Rindert Buiter
115 Zak Coleman
117 Timo De Jong
117 Jasper Haest
ALLINQ CONTINENTAL
121 Marien Bogerd
122 Mike Bronswijk
123 Dennis Van Der Horst
124 Robin Lowik
125 Rick Ottema
126 Aden Paterson
127 Mike Vliek
ÀBLOC CT
131 Callum Macleod
132 Mike Schuch
133 Nils Sinschek
134 Frank Van Den Broek
135 Meindert Weulink
136 Jelle Johannink
137 Antti-Jussi Juntunen
LEOPARD TOGT PRO CYCLING
141 Oliver Knudsen
142 Mathias Bregnhøj
143 Miguel Heidemann
144 Andreas Stokbro
145 Cedric Pries
146 Nick Van Der Lijke
147 Emil Vinjebo
HAGENS BERMAN AXEON
151 Kasper Andersen
152 Jan Christen
153 Nino De Jong
154 António Morgado
155 Emil Herzog
156 Gonçalo Tavares
157 Darren Rafferty
UNIVERSE CYCLING TEAM
161 Steven Willemsen
162 Roy Duijvesteijn
163 Kenny Nijssen
164 Lars Quaedvlieg
165 Jacob Buijk
166 Stefan Verhoeff
167 Jarri Stravers
SOUDAL QUICK-STEP DEVO TEAM
171 Benjamin Eckerstorfer
172 Gil Gelders
173 Leander Van Hautegem
174 Jan Kino
175 Jordi Warlop
176 Pepijn Reinderink
TARTELETTO-ISOREX
181 Timothy Dupont
182 Kobe Vanoverschelde
183 Andreas Goeman
184 Len De Pauw
185 Jacob Relaes
186 Alex Vandenbulcke
187 Mauro Verwilt
TEAM LOTTO-KERN HAUS
191 Christian Koch
192 Mathieu Kockelmann
193 Jakob Gessner
194 Ben Jochum
195 Pierre-Pascal Keup
196 Ole Theiler
197 Romet Pajur
TDT-UNIBET
201 Joren Bloem
202 Abram Stockman
203 Davide Bomboi
204 Wouter Toussaint
205 Yentl Vandevelde
206 Harry Tanfield
MOTALA AIF SERNEKE ALLEBIKE
211 Filip Mård
212 Niklas Jagerstal
213 Carl Kagevi
214 Lukas Vernersson
215 Fredrik Johansson
216 Eric Pedersen
217 Acke Dahlblom
SARIS ROUVY SAUERLAND TEAM
221 Henri Appelbaum
222 Julian Borresch
223 Silas Koech
224 Yago Aguirre
225 Lennart Voege
226 Dominik Bauer
227 Jonathan Malte Rottmann