News – Win for Greipel at Eneco


The dominant sprinter in the Tour de France back on the top step with a win on stage 2 of the Eneco Tour

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News – Win for Greipel at Eneco

After mis-timing his sprint on stage 1 and losing out to Elia Viviani, André Greipel made no mistake on stage 2 of Eneco Tour. With a well drilled team helped to prepare the sprint and Jens Debusschere his lead-out man, the ‘Gorilla’ who has also won stages in the Tour of Britain, celebrated another famous victory.


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Greipel is now second overall, five seconds behind Jesper Asselman, who rode out front until the last fifteen kilometres together with Gijs Van Hoecke. Today provides another chance for the sprinters with Greipel wearing the points jersey.

André Greipel: “Stage 2 was quite relaxed, with only two riders in front. We had a plan. Maybe it was a bit too early to come to the front for us, but it turned out Stig Broeckx, Tim Wellens and Tiesj Benoot were strong enough to keep us in front till three kilometres to go. Then we could rely on the experience of Marcel Sieberg, Greg Henderson and Jürgen Roelandts.”
“Afterwards Jens Debusschere took over and I finished it off. It was a great team effort, the guys nearly carried me to the line. There was a bit of a headwind and the team really made the difference, I’m grateful to the guys. As planned, Jens was my lead-out man today. Hendy is not up to his best yet after his crash in the Tour. I already worked good together with Jens during the Tour.”

“Yesterday we also tried to win. I needed to get back in the rhythm after the rest I took after the Tour, it just didn’t work out on stage 1. The competition is really strong here at the Eneco Tour”.

“Today is another opportunity with the stage to Ardooie, where I already won in 2011 and 2010. I’m second on GC, but I don’t think about taking over the leader’s jersey. I now wear the points jersey, but there are some really hard stages still coming up, we’ll see if I can hang on to that one.”

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