Wilco Kelderman concludes a weekend of racing in the Basque Country with 3rd at the Circuito de Getxo.
After the Clásica San Sebastián yesterday, the Circuito de Getxo was the next one day race in the Basque Country for BORA – hansgrohe. With two 2nd category climbs and an uphill finish, the main obstacles of the 195.5km long race awaited the peloton over the final 40km of the day.
On the penultimate climb, Wilco Kelderman went clear together with A. Piccolo, and they were joined by J. Ayuso and V. Ferron with six kilometres remaining. As they hit the final ramp up to the finish in the town of Getxo, Emanuel Buchmann was able to close the gap to the leading bunch but was ultimately dropped again as they launched their final sprint. It was J. Ayuso who sealed the win, with Wilco Kelderman crossing the line in 3rd.
Following the podium of Wilco Kelderman, a 5th spot for Emanuel Buchmann, Jai Hindley in 12th and Patrick Konrad in 13th BORA – hansgrohe was able to take home the team’s classification of the day.
01. J. Ayuso 4:38:31
02. A. Piccolo +0:00
03. W. Kelderman +0:00
05. E. Buchmann +0:12
From the Finish Line
“It was a really controlled race until the two main climbs of the day. I felt good and so I attacked on the penultimate climb together with A. Piccolo. Over the final few kilometres I had to deal with cramps, but I tried to launch my sprint from the front and go for the win. In the end I think it was a good race, and I was already feeling much better than yesterday. I just returned to racing after a long training period, I think I’m on a good path towards my next goals.“ Wilco Kelderman