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March 10/12 13:31 pm - Albert Achterhes Ronde van Drenthe results and report, Boivin 2nd

Posted by Editoress on 03/10/12

Boivin Second in Netherlands

Just one day after bad luck hit Team SpiderTech powered by C10, the riders of Team SpiderTech saddled up once more to race the Albert Achterhes Ronde van Drenthe in the Netherlands, and sprinter Guillaume Boivin of Longueuil, Québec, went on to finish in second place.

The course today featured eight cobblestone sections and five ascensions of the Vamberg Hill. Numerous break attempts and regroupings took place today, but Boivin was the instigator of the winning move on the second to last ascent.

Today’s podium performance was truly a team victory for Team SpiderTech. Boivin first had to use a spare bike as he suffered mechanical issues, and then, on the second ascent of the Vamberg hill, Ryan Anderson came to his rescue and gave him a wheel as he punctured. This wheel donation kept Boivin in the game and in contention for the win.

An important move came on the third climb, with 15 riders breaking away from the peloton, which included Boivin. On the very second last ascent, Boivin decided to take the race into his own hands and attacked the lead group. This move proved decisive. Only Rene Jorgensen of Vancansoleil-DCM followed, and both riders went to the finish line together, untouched.

Boivin, who spent hours in the hospital yesterday after crashing hard in the peloton to have X-rays in order to evaluate his injuries, was thrilled about the podium: “I put on some SpiderTech tape today, and it helped me recover well and get to the podium.”

Boivin, the U23 Bronze medalist at the 2010 UCI Road World Championships, added: “Today, everyone pulled in to get this second place - the mechanics, the physiotherapists, the directeur sportifs and, of course, my teammates who worked with cohesion and commitment to our race plan.”

Team SpiderTech co-founder and directeur sportif, Steve Bauer, was ecstatic about the sprint from Boivin. “It was doubtful if Boivin could even start today after yesterday's fall. He fell hard. So this is a fantastic rebound for Guillaume and also for the whole team - everyone was great today, said Bauer. “The Lymphatic spiders we use for daily recovery work wonders. Our therapists put one on Boivin yesterday after the race and he used his all day today, and it made a huge difference for Guillaume's recovery after the fall.”

“The entire team was on point today. Simon [Lambert-Lemay] was right there all day working for the boys. Anderson gave up a wheel at a critical point of the race for Boivin - and that kept Guillaume in the game. Anderson was even able to bounce back and make the first chase group behind the break. It was a total team effort.”

The race, which has been held since 1960 in Drenthe, Netherlands, was 195.5 kilometres long.

The second place for Guillaume Boivin is Team SpiderTech’s third podium finish of the spring season. Earlier in February, at the Tour De Med, Boivin finished second on a stage, and Will Routley was third in a stage of the Vuelta Andalucia in Spain.

Keven Lacombe of Montreal was the only rider who didn’t start today’s race. Lacombe suffered severe hand injuries in yesterday’s race.

Next up for Team SpiderTech is the Handzame Classic, back in Belgium, on Friday, March 16th.

Report courtesy Spidertech Powered By C10


Hoogeveen to Hoogeveen, 195.5 km
1 Bert-jan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 4:42:04
2 Guillaume Boivin (Spidertech Powered By C10) at s.t.
3 Rene Joergensen (Christina Watches-Onfone) 0:34
4 Daniele Colli (Team Type 1-SANOFI) s.t.
5 Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) 0:40
6 Wouter Wippert (Lotto-Ridley Espoirs) s.t.
7 Tom Van Asbroeck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) 0:51
8 Stefan Schumacher (Christina Watches-Onfone)
9 Tom Stamsnijder (1T4i)
10 Remco Te Brake (Cycling Team De Rijke)
11 Stefan Ganser (Eddy Merckx-Indeland)
12 Kevin Van Melsen ( – Willems Veranda’s)
13 Georg Preidler (Team Type 1-SANOFI)
14 Tom Leezer (Rabobank Cycling Team)
15 Jim van den Berg (Koga Cycling Team)
16 Timo Seubert (Team NetApp)
17 Stefan Poutsma (Cyclingteam Jo Piels) all s.t.
18 Wim Botman (Koga Cycling Team) 0:55
19 Matthias Friedemann (Champion System) 2:01
20 Theo Bos (Rabobank Cycling Team) 2:10
21 Blaz Jarc (Team NetApp)
22 Stefan van Dijk ( – Willems Veranda’s)
23 Barry Markus (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
24 Francesco Lasca (Caja Rural)
25 Filippo Fortin (Team Type 1-SANOFI)
26 Yoeri Havik (Cycling Team De Rijke)
27 Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
28 Kevin Peeters (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony)
29 Nikolay Trusov (Team Rusvelo)
30 Michael Schweizer (Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse)
31 Jure Kocjan (Team Type 1-SANOFI)
32 Giorgio Brambilla (Leopard TREK)
33 Johim Ariesen (Koga Cycling Team)
34 Martin Gilbert (Spidertech Powered By C10)
35 Jasper Hamelink (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)
36 Fabio Silvestre (Leopard TREK)
37 Ryan Anderson (Spidertech Powered By C10)
38 Pieter Jacobs (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator)
39 Nikita Eskov (Team Rusvelo)
40 Marcello Pavarin (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
41 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Cycling Team De Rijke)
42 Martijn Verschoor (Team Type 1-SANOFI)
43 Vegard Laengen Stake (Team Type 1-SANOFI)
44 Graeme Brown (Rabobank Cycling Team)
45 Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis)
46 Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1-SANOFI)
47 Ronan Van Zandbeek (1T4i)
48 Ramon Sinkeldam (1T4i)
49 Pit Schlechter (Leopard TREK)
50 Javier Francisco (Aramendia Lorente Caja Rural) all s.t.
51 Bert De (Backer 1T4i) 5:10
52 Dirk Bellemakers (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony) 5:37
53 Wim De Vocht ( – Willems Veranda’s) 5:40
54 Michael Valgren (Andersen Glud & Marstrand) 7:02
55 Jimmi Sørensen (Christina Watches-Onfone)
56 Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis)
57 Lars Vierbergen (Koga Cycling Team)
58 Sander Oostlander (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)
59 Maurits Lammertink (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)
60 Michael Reihs (Christina Watches-Onfone)
61 Rasmus Guldhammer (Christina Watches-Onfone)
62 Umberto Atzori (Metec Cycling Team)
63 Daniel Foder Holm (Christina Watches-Onfone)
64 Chris Jones (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis)
65 Gijs Strating (Ruiter Dakkapellen Wielerteam)
66 Brian Bulgac (Lotto-Belisol Team)
67 Kenny Dehaes (Lotto-Belisol Team)
68 Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator)
69 Hugo Houle (Spidertech Powered By C10)
70 Matvey Zubov (Team Rusvelo)
71 Steven Van Vooren (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator)
72 Jetse Bol (Rabobank Cycling Team)
73 Wilco Kelderman (Rabobank Cycling Team)
74 Kiel Reijnen (Team Type 1-SANOFI)
75 Markus Eichler (Team NetApp) all s.t.
76 Angelo Furlan (Christina Watches-Onfone) 8:12
DNF Zach Bell (Spidertech Powered By C10)
DNF Simon Lambert-Lemay (Spidertech Powered By C10)


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