The Volta a Catalunya came to an end yesterday with a hilly stage around Barcelona. Roompot – Charles Cycling Team, again, was present in the breakaway, this time with Nick van der Lijke. Maurits Lammertink eventually finished in 20th place. Sports director Erik Breukink talks about the past week.
“Almost every rider has been in the breakaway at least once”, Erik Breukink says. “In one stage, Pieter was solo in the lead till the very final. The stages here are all strictly controlled by the teams for the GC or for the sprinters.”
“Of course we can’t compete with the world’s best climbers here. Our guys really had to dig deep in the past week, but I’m sure they will benefit from their hard work.”