Groenewegen seizes first bunch sprint victory of season in Valenciana

Dylan Groenewegen waves to the crowd

Dylan Groenewegen ( Jumbo-Visma ) started his first stage race of the season as he had ended his last one, with stage victories, this time with a powerful bunch sprint victory in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana . The winner of a stage in his final race of 2018, October's Tour of Guangxi, Groenewegen has hit the ground running again in Spain, four months later. The double 2018 Tour de France stage winner was unaffected by a big crash in the last kilometre of the Spanish stage race, given he was already among a front group of 15 or so riders, and he was able to come off Nacer Bouhanni’s wheel for his first victory of the season in front of Valencia’s town hall. After a difficult second stage where he was dropped on a third category climb, victory on the final day had a special satisfaction for the ...

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