Ronde van Drenthe: Boels Dolmans place four in top 10 but miss out on victory

Marta Bastianelli moves towards Chantal Blaak in the sprint

Boels Dolmans showed great strength in depth as they placed four riders in the top 10 at Sunday's Ronde van Drenthe , with Chantal Blaak finishing as runner-up, and defending champion Amy Pieters winning the group sprint for fourth place, with Amalie Dideriksen in sixth and Jip van den Bos taking 10th. However, between 2014 and 2018, the Dutch team won the race four times, including three wins in a row from Blaak, Dideriksen, and Pieters. The decision, therefore, to have Blaak drive a two-rider chase with renowned sprinter Marta Bastianelli (Team Virtu Cycling) in the finale of the race to catch lone leader Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) appeared peculiar. As expected, Bastianelli won the sprint , leaving Blaak and her teammates with four good placings, but no winner's bouquet. Blaak was arguably the strongest rider in the race as she led an echelon-diminished front group onto the final cobblestone ...

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