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Maryland Biking Traditional Lastly Occurs After 4 Years Of Wait!

The opening of the Maryland Biking Traditional was received by Sep Vanmarcke. The race was scheduled for Sunday, third September in Baltimore. This has been the primary win for the Israel-Premier Tech rider up to now three years. Nickolas Zukowsky (Human Powered Well being) got here in second place whereas Neilson Powless (EF Schooling-EasyPost) adopted in third. 


Toms Skujiņš (Trek-Segafredo) managed to complete within the fourth place. Andrea Piccolo (EF Schooling-EasyPost) made his technique to the fifth place by sprinting within the last 2.4km. Within the final 800 meters, Piccolo picked up his sport and tried to take the win till Vanmarcke struck along with his successful transfer. Contained in the final 300 meters, Vanmarcke fought off the trio to say the day.

Despite the fact that everybody had their eyes set on the foremost groups to say the win, no person was anticipating {that a} decisive transfer would come within the final 20 km. Though the monitor required further effort, nonetheless groups like Israel-Premier Tech and Trek-Segafredo had been giving it their all. Their efforts made it harder for others to compete. 

Even within the robust racing circumstances, Sep Vanmarcke confirmed immense dedication towards his purpose of ending first. Whereas speaking to the media on the finish of the match, he was heard describing the day’s occasions:

We thought it wouldn’t be a dash as a result of the primary half was demanding, However the last lap didn’t appear to be too arduous. So we thought it might be a dash.

He continued so as to add that because the race advanced, issues rapidly took a flip:

Anyway, fairly quickly within the race, there was an enormous breakaway and since each staff had a few guys concerned, the peloton needed to let it go. And from then on, truly, from the beginning, it turned a tough race.

Neilson Powless nearly had the identical expertise. He termed the day “bittersweet” for him:

It’s bittersweet. It’s very nice to be on the rostrum of the American race and I’m tremendous glad to be right here nevertheless it was so near being within the first place. However I’ll take this for now

Belgian by beginning, Sep Vanmarcke started his skilled using profession in 2011 with the staff Garmin–Cervélo. His largest profession win to date has been on the Bretagne Traditional – Ouest-France, 2019. His PCS rating is 269, UCI World Rating 665 whereas general his rank is 569. He at present rides for the World Workforce Israel–Premier Tech. Together with his newest win on the Maryland Biking Traditional, he managed so as to add 125 factors to his PCS rating and 200 factors to the UCI World Rating. Sep has ridden a complete of 6397 km up to now 39 days.


How It Occurred 

Maryland Biking Traditional lastly occurred after 4 lengthy years of planning and dealing with a number of points because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 112 riders competed to cross the end line first in Baltimore’s Internal Harbour.

As quickly because the race started, 25 riders made a breakaway with out losing a second. This breakaway included David Lozano (Novo Nordisk), Eder Frayre (L39ION), Aaron Wade (EvoPro), Kyle Murphy and Nick Zukowsky (Human Powered Well being), Tiano Da Silva (ProTouch) and Robigzon Oyola and Walter Vargas (Medellin), Michael Pincus (Workforce Skyline), Eder Frayre (L39ION), Darren Rafferty (Axeon Hagens Berman). 

The breakaway main strikes got here in from Neilson Powless, Magnus Cort, Andrea Piccolo, and Tom Scully (EF Schooling-EasyPost), Quinn Simmons, Toms Skujins, and Alexander Kamp (Trek-Segafredo), Nick Schultz, Damien Howson, and Alexandre Balmer (BikeExchange) and Sep Vanmarcke, Krists Neilands and Jenthe Biermans of staff Israel-Premier Tech.

Sam Boardman (L39ION) additionally carried on his chase for the primary 50 km, however he might get previous the breakaway. The race leaders gained 4 minutes on the peloton with simply 125 km left. The monitor was robust with many hilly climbs and the warmth and the humidity didn’t make issues any simpler. 

Simmons received the KOM prize whereas Biermans settled for the intermediate dash bonus. It was evident that one of many race leaders might be taking the win however Otto Vergaerde (Trek-Segafredo) and Jens Keukeleire and Simon Carr (EF-EasyPost) had been simply 2 minutes behind the main group. 

Inside the ultimate lap, Zukowsky, Powless, Skujinš, and Vanmarcke fought for the ultimate win. Piccolo additionally adopted the group desperately earlier than he determined to assist Powless. However it all got here all the way down to the successful dash by Sep Vanmarcke who seized the chance. 


01 Sep Vanmarcke Israel-Premier Tech 04:34:45
02 Nickolas Zukowsky Human Powered Well being + 00
03 Neilson Powless EF Schooling-EasyPost + 00
04 Toms Skujins Trek-Segafredo + 01
05 Andrea Piccolo EF Schooling-EasyPost + 05
06 Magnus Cort EF Schooling-EasyPost + 01:06
07 Jenthe Biermans Israel-Premier Tech + 01:06
08 Quinn Simmons Trek-Segafredo + 01:11
09 Alexandre Balmer Workforce BikeExchange-Jayco + 01:11
10 Robigzon Oyola Workforce Medellin-EPM + 01:11

Additionally Learn: The WorldTour Relegation: Lotto-Soudal And Israel-Premier Tech Battle For Survival

Featured Picture Through YouTube/ Cannondale Bicycles





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