RACE PREVIEWS – Veenendaal-Veenendaal & Rund um Köln

Veenendaal-Veenendaal (20th May)
Netherlands 🇳🇱

Rund um Köln (21st May)
Germany 🇩🇪

Dylan Groenewegen:
“For sure the win and the teamwork at the Tour de Hongrie gives me a lot of confidence for this weekend. As a team we can still improve, but I think we are getting better with every race we do together, so this is a good sign.
Veenendaal is usually a sprint finish, and it is a race I know well, last year was my fourth victory there and of course the aim is to make it five wins this weekend.
I also have good memories of Köln from when I won there in 2016. It is a different style of race compared to Veenendaal as it can finish with a bunch sprint or sometimes with a breakaway, but I hope on Sunday it will be a sprint finish.”

Tristan Hoffman (Sport Director):

“For Veenendaal-Veenendaal they have charged the course a little bit, this year it will be five laps of 35km, and Dylan has won here in the past so it will be all in for him again this weekend. I think we will have to control the race, maybe there will be some other teams who are also interested in controlling for a bunch sprint, but I think it is a race we can control well.
Köln is a little bit more difficult, there’s a hilly zone and last year the race split up there, so when we enter that section, we need to have more riders at the front because there will be attacks. Then we can look to control the race to set up Dylan for a sprint finish.
It will be two days all in for Dylan, I think all the boys are ready, they showed already in the Tour de Hongrie that they are in good shape and we have a full team ready to control the races.”