Dunnewind climbs strongly in the break on Stage two in Asturias
29 April 2023
Another big day in the saddle put the peloton to the sword on stage two of the Vuelta Asturias with second year professional Jan Dunnewind of Team Novo Nordisk going deep in the days breakaway.
Sports Director Gennady Mikhaylov:
“What a day. It was lively right from the start and on a parcours like this with so much heavy climbing we knew that our best option was going to be the breakaway and Jan did a great job of getting up there and then riding so strongly.”
“There were nine guys up the road and Jan needed to be switched on very early to make it into the group. Once up there he didn’t sit back and rotated his turns to drive the move on very well, he’s been training hard and it’s good to see that hard work paying off.”
“I had a difficult start to the year but I have been working hard in training and with the coaching team to get back. Over the last few weeks my training was going very well and I felt ready to race.”
“The Vuelta Asturias is not the easiest race to start my season with, but because I moved from the Netherlands to Italy I’m getting more used to repetitive climbs and on yesterday’s first stage the legs felt pretty good so I already had in mind I wanted to be in the break today. And I’m really happy I made it.
“From the start the group worked really well together, but after a long uphill drag at the bottom of the first steep climb I dropped out and I got over the top with Peter’s group and tried to help him as best I could. Then at the start of the final climb I rode my own pace to the finish.”
Photo Credits: Sprint Cycling Agency