Riesebeek on the podium after Circuit Cycliste Sarthe! - Roompot Charles Cycling Team
Riesebeek on the podium after Circuit Cycliste Sarthe!

Oscar Riesebeek leaves the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe with a great result: he finished in third place in the GC! Roompot – Charles Cycling Team had a great week with five riders in the top 20 in the GC and a first place in the team classification!

The final stage in the Tour of the Sarthe was another tough and hilly ride. Oscar Riesebeek, fourth in the GC yesterday, was attentive all day and even managed to move up a spot in the rankings. A nice podium place for him! The whole team was at their best again, as five riders crossed the line among the first twenty. We find the same five names in the top 20 of the final GC: strong! Arjen Livyns was third in the mountain classification.

Riesebeek is very satisfied with his podium place: “I am very happy. It was my goal today to become at least third in the final GC. I tried to go for the win, but Gougeard was too strong. It was soon clear that he wouldn’t lose his leader’s jersey anymore.”

“It was a tough four days. I had already finished in the top ten twice here. If the legs are good, you will end up at your right place here. The team did a great job! I’m very grateful to them. We had a very solid block here, a very good team for this terrain. It also stimulates each other to get the best out of yourself. If one rider can finish on the podium, the others also want to get the best possible result for themselves. That resulted in good team work.”

This strong personal and team performance also gives a confidence boost to Riesebeek for the next races: “It went well and that of course gives confidence for the Brabantse Pijl and the Amstel Gold Race. In the Brabantse Pijl we can really do something with this team. The Amstel is a WorldTour race. It’s difficult to pin a result on it in advance.”

Results stage 4

  • 9. Riesebeek
  • 14. van der Lijke
  • 15. De Witte
  • 18. Lammertink
  • 19. Duyn
  • 41. Livyns

General classification

  • 3. Riesebeek (+0: 26)
  • 11. Duyn (+1: 26)
  • 14. De Witte (+1: 34)
  • 16. Lammertink (+1: 34)
  • 18. van der Lijke (+1: 34)
  • 48. Livyns (+17: 49)

Teams classification

  • 1. #ROC!

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