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by Mark Zalewski
March 13, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Henao wins overall at Paris-Nice, De La Cruz takes final stage; Dideriksen wins Ronde van Drenthe; Sagan takes second Tirreno-Adriatico stage win; Hosking wins Drentse 8 van Westerveld; Van Schip outclasses WorldTour riders to win Ronde Van Drenthe; Australia dominates Oceania Continental Championship road races; “One small mistake cost us the race”: inside the Ronde van Drenthe with Janneke Ensing; Jess Varnish calls for British Cycling board to resign; Illness forces Adam Yates out of Tirreno-Adriatico while in second overall; ASO brings sponsorship support to Volta a Catalunya; 2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 8 highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Ronde Van Drenthe highlights.
Jan-Willem van Schip (Delta Cycling Rotterdam) won the men’s Ronde Van Drenthe. The Dutchman defeated Twan Castelijns (LottoNL-Jumbo) in a two-up sprint.
Both were part of the main break of the day, along with Julius van den Berg (SEG Racing). Their maximum lead was eight minutes and the peloton could not claw back the gap in time for the finish.
Later in the race van Schip did a lot of the work to keep the break alive and Van der Berg was dropped, leaving only Castelijns. Still van Schip had the most speed for the finale and won the sprint.
Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal) won the field sprint for third place, coming in 11 seconds behind the leading duo.