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2022 Volta Limburg Classic (1.1), Netherlands

47th edition: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Volta Limburg Classic historic results | 2019 edition (race not run in 2020 & 2021) | Start list

Eijsden - Eijsden, 195 km

Arnaud De Lie wins in Eijsden.

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The race:

Weather at the start/finish city of Eijsden at 1:55 PM, local time: 3C (38F), cloudy, with the wind from the northeast at 23 km/hr (14 mph). The chances for precipitation are 55%, climbing to 76% by 4:00 PM. Initially that participation should be a wintry mix of snow and rain, but by 4:00, it should be just rain.

The race:

166 riders began the race about 12:00 noon.

Here's the race report from winner Arnaud De Lie's Lotto Soudal team:

Lotto Soudal rider Arnaud De Lie has taken victory at the Volta Limburg Classic in Eijsden. After a tough race including 3.000 metres of elevation gain, the 20-year-old Belgian was the strongest of a six-man front group. For De Lie, it’s already his third win of the season after Challenge Mallorca and GP Monseré.

At the 47th Volta Limburg Classic, the riders were faced with no less than 38 hills. Due to a tough course, temperatures close to freezing and frequent snowfall the bunch was gradually reduced. A small peloton would take on the final of the race and after several attacks, the decisive move came at around 20 kilometres from the finish, when six riders attacked. Part of that group was Lotto Soudal youngster Arnaud De Lie. The six riders went into the final local lap of six kilometres, where Arnaud De Lie reacted to every attack of his breakaway companions. The Lotto Soudal rider was the first to enter the final corner, a position he didn’t let go off. De Lie launched an impressive sprint to take his third victory of the season.

“The snowfall, cold and many altitude metres made it a tough day out but with a strong team at the start we targeted the victory today. The team did another tremendous job today”, says Arnaud De Lie. “Before the race, me and Andreas Kron were indicated as leaders so we made our plan for that. Thomas De Gendt did a great job at the front of the bunch and also Roger Kluge, Rüdiger Selig and Michael Schwarzmann made sure we didn’t waste any energy. With Philippe Gilbert, we also had a good road captain who knew the roads by heart.”

“The four climbs of the Gulperberg was a crucial part of the race today. Maybe you couldn’t win the race there but certainly lose it. In the final we were still well-positioned with me, Andreas and Philippe. Normally, it wasn’t immediately the plan that I would go clear with a small group but we changed tactics a bit. That way we took off with the six of us and I did everything I could to make it a sprint in the end. That I can finish it in this way makes it even more beautiful”, concludes Arnaud De Lie.


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Complete Results:

195 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.432 km/hr

1  Arnaud De Lie Lotto Soudal 5hr 4min 26sec
2  Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Fenix @ 1sec
3  Loic Vliegen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
4  Jacob Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
5  Kamiel Bonneu Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:03
6  Tom Dumoulin Jumbo-Visma 0:12
7  Dries De Bondt Alpecin-Fenix 1:00
8  Elmar Reinders Riwal Cycling s.t.
9  Bart Lemmen VolkerWessels Cycling Team s.t.
10  Philippe Gilbert Lotto Soudal s.t.
11  Kenny Molly Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
12  Rory Townsend WIV SunGod s.t.
13  Thibault Ferasse B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
14  Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
15  Casper Van Uden Development Team DSM 1:01
16  Mike Bronswijk Allinq Continental s.t.
18  Jenno Berckmoes Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
19  Hartthijs De Vries Metec-Solarwatt-Mantel s.t.
20  Oliver Wood WIV SunGod s.t.
21  Lennert Teugels Tarteletto-Isorex s.t.
23  Robert Stannard Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
24  Pascal Eenkhoorn Jumbo-Visma 1:02
25  Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
26  Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
27  Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling 1:03
28  Emil Mielke Vinjebo Riwal Cycling s.t.
29  Jochem Kerckhaert BEAT Cycling 5:16
30  Jaap Roelen Metec-Solarwatt-Mantel s.t.
31  Jordan Habets Metec-Solarwatt-Mantel s.t.
33  Michiel Stockman Saris Rouvy Sauerland 5:18
34  Aaron Van Poucke Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
35  Julius Johansen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 5:19
36  Antti-Jussi Juntunen Abloc CT s.t.
38  Meindert Weulink Abloc CT s.t.
39  Marien Bogerd Allinq Continental s.t.
40  Miguel Ladang Elevate-Home Solution 5:20
41  Josh Teasdale XSpeed United s.t.
42  Hannes Wilksch Development Team DSM 5:27
43  Enzo Leijnse Development Team DSM s.t.
44  Timo De Jong VolkerWessels Cycling Team 5:02

 


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Start list with back numbers and directors. April 1, 2022

  JUMBO-VISMA
DS Maarten Wynants
1 DUMOULIN Tom
2 GELEIJN Owen
3 BOVEN Lars
4 EENKHOORN Pascal
5 PLUIMERS Rick
7 LEEMREIZE Gijs
LOTTO SOUDAL
DS Maxime Monfort
11 GILBERT Philippe
12 DE GENDT Thomas
13 DE LIE Arnaud
14 SCHWARZMANN Michael
15 KLUGE Roger
16 KRON Andreas
17 SELIG Rüdiger
INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
DS Valerio Piva
22 HUYS Laurens
23 JOHANSEN Julius
24 PEÁK Barnabas
25 PLANCKAERT Baptiste
26 VAN MELSEN Kevin
27 VLIEGEN Loïc
DEVELOPMENT TEAM DSM
DS Bennie Lambregts
31 ANDRESEN Tobias
32 LEIJNSE Enzo
33 NABERMAN Tim
34 ONLEY Oscar
35 VAN UDEN Casper
37 WILKSCH Hannes
ALPECIN-FENIX
DS Michel Cornelisse
41 BASTIAENS Ayco
42 DE BONDT Dries
43 JANSSENS Jimmy
44 OLDANI Stefano
45 STANNARD Robert
46 THWAITES Scott
47 VAN DEN BOSSCHE Fabio
BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES WB
DS Olivier Kaisen
51 MEENS Johan
52 MOLLY Kenny
53 PEYSKENS Dimitri
54 TIETEMA Bas
55 TIZZA Marco
56 BERNARD Thibault
57 JACQUES Lucas
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
DS Hans De Clercq
61 BERCKMOES Jenno
62 BONNEU Kamiel
63 COLMAN Alex
64 DENS Tuur
65 DE PESTEL Sander
66 VAN POUCKE Aaron
67 VERWILST Aaron
BARDIANI-CSF-FAIZANE'
DS Luca Amoriello
71 BATTAGLIN Enrico
73 COLNAGHI Luca
74 FIORELLI Filippo
75 GABBURO Davide
76 RASTELLI Luca
77 TONELLI Alessandro
B&B HOTELS-KTM
DS Gilles Pauchard
81 BOILEAU Alan
82 BONNAMOUR Franck
83 CHEVALIER Maxime
84 FERASSE Thibault
85 HIVERT Jonathan
86 LIETAER Eliot
BEAT CYCLING
DS Luuc Bugter
91 BOUTS Jordy
92 BURGER Sven
93 DAEMEN Stijn
94 HOPPEZAK Vincent
95 JANSSEN Lucas
96 KERCKHAERT Jochem
97 SCHUERMANS Jens
METEC-SOLARWATT-MANTEL
DS Paul Martens
101 BROEX Victor
102 DE LANGE Thijs
103 DE VRIES Hartthijs
104 HABETS Jordan
105 OTTEMA Rick
106 ROELEN Jaap
107 TULNER Rens
GEOFCO-DOLTCINI-MATERIEL-VELO.COM
DS Pascal Pieterarens
121 CENTRONE Ivan
122 DENYS William
124 MASSON Christophe
125 SIEMONS Stijn
126 VAN DEN BOSSCHE Angelo
127 VASSEUR Clément
RIWAL CYCLING TEAM
DS Sebastian Andersen
131 BREGNHØJ Mathias
132 BUDDING Martijn
133 ERIKSSON Jacob
134 ERIKSSON Lucas
135 NORTOFT Morten
136 REINDERS Elmar
137 VINJEBO Emil Nygaard
VOLKERWESSELS CYCLING TEAM
DS Tim Lacroix
141 COLEMAN Zak
142 DE JONG Timo
143 HAEST Jasper
144 LEMMEN Bart
145 LINDEMAN Bertjan
146 VAN DER MEER Nick
147 VAN SINTMAARTENSDIJK Roel
ELEVATE-HOME SOLUTION-SOENENS
DS Andy Vidts
151 CLYNHENS Toon
152 DEWEIRDT Siebe
153 LADANG Miguel
154 LOOTENS Gust
155 VAN DE WYNKELE Lorenz
156 VERVENNE Jonathan
157 VERGOTE Diel
ALLINQ CONTINENTAL CYCLING TEAM
DS Marc Zonnebelt
161 BOGERD Marien
162 BRONSWIJK Mike
163 KOSTER Adne
164 LÖWIK Robin
165 PETERS Arne
166 VAN DER HORST Dennis
167 VLIEK Mike
TARTELETTO-ISOREX
DS Rony De Vos
171 EYSKENS Jeroen
172 GOEMAN Andreas
173 JORDENS Jarno
174 LEMMENS Sander
175 MARCHAND Gianni
176 RELAES Jacob
177 TEUGELS Lennert
ABLOCK CT
DS Paul Tabak
181 APPEL Stijn
182 BLOEM Joren
183 HERBEN Luuk
184 JUNTUNEN Antti-Jussi
185 MACLEOD Callum
186 SCHUCH Mike
187 WEULINK Meindert
MINERVA CYCLING
DS Ivo Myngheer
191 BORRA Gilles
192 CAETHOVEN Kenneth
193 D'HEYGERE Gil
194 JOSEPH Thomas
195 MUSEEUW Stefano
196 PONSAERTS Thibaut
197 WILLEMS Thimo
SARIS ROUVY SAUERLAND TEAM
DS Tanja Hennes
201 ADAMIETZ Johannes
202 BRIESE Max
203 KÖCH Silas
204 NEFFGEN Tim
205 RUSSELL Evan
206 STOCKMAN Abram
207 STOCKMAN Michiel
WIV SUNGOD
DS Simon Holt
211 LEWIS Gruffudd
212 SCOTT Jacob
213 SCOTT Robert
214 TEGGART Matthew
215 TOWNSEND Rory
216 WOOD Oliver
217 WOOD Reece
XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTAL
DS Karolien Liesens
221 BORGERS Gilles
222 GODART Bo
223 KOSZELA Daniel
224 LAMBERT Connor
225 SILLANKORVA Jaakko
226 TEASDALE Josh
227 VERMEULEN Hendrik