On September 6, Dylan Groenewegen from Team Roompot won the Brussels Cycling Classic, what a great finish

With the victory achieved in a powerful millimeter sprint Dylan Groenewegen got the finest victory of his still young career. Only after detailed examination of the photo finish it was confirmed that Dylan was the fastest and finished before the young Amsterdam Roy Jans (2nd) and Tom Boonen (3rd). Groenewegen gave the third win of the season to his team.

"Beautiful," the sprinter rejoiced immediately after the race, "I was at that time sure of my victory. But then it has to be confirmed by the photo finish.  My first victory as a pro (in the Arnhem Veenendaal Classic) might have been greater, but here I surely come to stand between nice names." Groenewegen had an eye for the nearly hundred year history of what was previously called Paris-Brussels. Top cyclists as Greipel, McEwen, Raas and Merckx indeed preceded him.

After a group of five riders were taken over by the peloton about 65 kilometers before the finish the race really started. "At that stage I tried to drive in front of the peloton. The route climbs make it nervous and you’d better not be too far behind, "said Groenewegen which thereby received support from Tim Kerkhof and Mike Terpstra.

Once in the Belgian capital had the number four of the last NK also a clear tactical plan. "I deliberately wanted the wheel of Boonen. Berden den Vries and Jesper Asselman put me well and after a difficult, but fortunately well-timed sprint I was the fastest. "

With his victory Groenewegen put an extra crown on a longer period of good condition and hard labor. "For example, in the, to me heavy, hill stages in the Eneco Tour just anything to go deeper than other sprinters perhaps would do, I still gained some extra power. Very nice that extra effort paid off this way. "

Congratulation to you Dylan and to the Roompot team.