Tenth place for struggling Vos in Merksplas after good start
Marianne Vos has finished in tenth place at the Superprestige in Merksplas. Despite a strong start, the world champion ultimately could not contend for the podium.
Vos has an excellent opening phase. The Team Jumbo-Visma rider rushed into the field first and came through in second place after the first lap. "I got off to a strong start, which gave me extra motivation. I knew the first stretch was difficult and that riding your own lines has its benefits”, Vos said. However, it soon became clear that she would pay the price for her fast start. "I was really at my limit when Ceylin took over. From then on, I had to ride my own pace, and I had to work hard”, the world champion continued. In the end, Vos had to settle for tenth place.
"I got off to a strong start, which gave me extra motivation."
The Team Jumbo-Visma rider deduced that pushing the limits tomorrow would not be a good idea. She will therefore pass up the World Cup race in Overijse.