Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic - Race Overview

Canadian Christian Meier was one of the protagonists of the day’s breakaway at the Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic today winning the mountains classification for ORICA-BikeExchange with teammate Mitch Docker taking fourth place in the sprint.

Meier was part of a move that went away within the first hour of racing, gaining over four minutes on the peloton and staying clear for around 130kilometres.

The escape was caught with less than 20kilometres to go and the field duly sped towards the sprint. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) with Docker fighting hard for ORICA-BikeExchange and finishing in fourth place.

Sport director Dave McPartland was content with the team’s performance.

“It was a very fast start to the race,” said McPartland. “We were right at the front for much of the first hour with Amets Txurruka before Christian (Meier) got into the breakaway and things settled down.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo 4:37:56
2 Christopher Opie (GBR) - One Pro Cycling ST
3 Kenny Dehaes (BEL) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert ST
4 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) - Fortuneo-Vital Concept ST
6 Stan Godrie (NED) - Rabobank Development Team ST
7 Johim Ariesen (NED) - Metec - TKH Continential Cycling Team ST
8 Barry Markus (NED) - Roompot - Orangje Peloton ST
9 Coen Vermeltfoort (NED) - Cyckingteam Join's - De Rijke ST
10 Jimmy Duquennoy (BEL) - Wallonie - Bruzelles ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
60 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11
70 Robert Power (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11
72 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11
112 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:57