Anna Van der Breggen wins openingsstage Tour of California
17 May 2019
Anna van der Breggen wins on impressive manner the openingsstage of the 2019 Tour of California which started and finished today in Ventura.
Van der Breggen attacked with only 3km to go, extended her lead to 20 seconds and defended this position till the finishline which she crossed solo. Two years ago Van der Breggen won the Tour of California beating Katie Hall with only a second. The same Hall, now a member of the Boels-Dolmans team, won the Tour of California a year later. The Boels-Dolmans team for the Tour of California consists of Chantak Blaak, Skylar Schneider, Karol-Ann Canuel, Katie Hall and todays winner Anna van der Breggen.
DS Danny Stam looks back at todays race Amgen Tour of California "The team performed well today. Just as planned. Katie attacked after 53km causing the bunch to completely break a part. Eventually everybody came back together however this costed a lot of energy with everybody. After that Chantal and Karol-Ann brought back the leader of the race just in time for Anna to place her final attack on the last climb of the day. She brought this victory home in great manner."