dare2 ride tt race 3: douce france
The third race on Saturday March 13th, was held on Brittanie France's route: Douce France , a 25km course with lot's of little hills and a small Aquaduc KOM climb (420m 3%) . Right after the start the complete field bursted away, with Lorenzo Arena, Bart Pinkse, Niels Stehouwer and Michiel Broeksma breaking away as a group. Directly followed by a the other riders, lead by the two woman athletes Ingrid Hissink and Brooke Brown.
As the Aquaduc KOM climb is just a small hurdle to take, it would mean today's decisive moment. With all riders hammering the first 9.6Km away, the first fatique settled in.
Lorenzo Arena increased his lead gradually, with Bart and Michiel following, and Niels being on their tail. Right after Brooke and Ingrid battled for the woman's lead in the race.
Passing the 15km mark, the leadgroup was pulled apart, with Michiel Broeksma struggling holding the Watts. Being within reach of Niels Stehouwer, Niels increased pace to real him in.
With the last 10km to go, a handfull of little hills and curves made the race seriously tough, and riders really had to put the pressure on the pedals. The win of the day was for Lorenzo, leading Bart Pinkse with 2min16. Niels Stehouwer graciously took 3rd in 2min36. The Woman's victory was for Brooke Brown, with Ingrid Hissink finishing 20sec after and Emma Uittenbroek completing the woman's podium.
Next week the final TT Race, on the Epic Alpe d'Huez course replica in zwift "Road to Sky".
TT Race 3: Results
General Classification after race 3
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