The two Dutch cyclists rode full gas in the final night of the prestigious track event and went up two positions in the general classification.
Niki Terpstra and Yoeri Havik started the last evening of the Six Days of Rotterdam in fifth place, aware that they need to attack in order to have a chance at getting on the podium. Their motivation was visible right from the beginning, in the team elimination race, which they finished in second place. Soon afterwards, other strong rides in the time trial and Madison brought more points to their tally, but also a one-lap advantage over the Danish team of Jesper Mørkøv and Alex Rasmussen. Thanks to this exploit, Terpstra and Havik managed to come third in the general classification, which saw Albert Torres and Sebastian More finish on the top.
“This race comes as a confirmation that I had a good winter preparation. It was a tough competition, but we were up there all the time and in the end we are satisfied with this result. The public in the Ahoy Arena was fantastic, creating an unforgettable atmosphere on every night, and I want to thank them for the support and the cheers”, said the Etixx – Quick-Step rider, who will now focus on the road season, which he is due to start in a couple of weeks’ time, at the Challenge Mallorca.
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