Rising star of Jumbo-Visma in the yellow jersey
The 20-year-old rising star of Jumbo-Visma, Olav Kooij from the Netherlands, won Stage 1 of Tour de Hongrie in Székesfehérvár, ahead of two Olympic champions. After Day 1 Kooij is wearing the yellow jersey, the two Hungarians, Márton Dina and Viktor Filutás were working a lot today during 190km, their hard work paid off, after the first etape Dina is 5th, Filutás is 6th in the general classification.
Elia Viviani, Fabio Jakobsen, Patrik Konrad, Dylan Groenewegen – stars known from the Tour de France presented at the team presentation in the city of Csákvár. The small town from Fejér county hosted the start of Stage 1 of this year's Tour de Hongrie with 131 riders.
The peloton left from the start in sunny, beautiful weather in order to travel 198km today. We did not have to wait a lot for the very first breakaway: in the few first kilometres a group of five riders attacked. Two riders of the Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Belgium's Jens Reynders and Aaron Van Poucke, US champion, Joseph Rosskopf (Human Powered Healths) and two Hungarians, the national champion, Viktor Filutás (Adria Mobil) and Márton Dina from EOLO-Kometa were in the breakaway.
The Hungarian champion stole the show, he won the first two sprints, a GPM at the Korda Studio then at the intermediate sprint Viktor Filutás collected the most points. In the second lap there were four riders in the breakaway, Belgians took the sprint, however the peloton did not let them to have big advantage, they stayed close to the leaders.
Just 20km before the finish line Viktor Filutás was on the screens again, at the end of the peloton - with four other riders - he was involved in a crash, with a painful face he could stand up and go after the peloton. Finally, he caught the bunch.
When it came to the stage-victory, the peloton changed the speed and breakaway, who were leading the race today for 190km, was caught.
The finish and sprint were controlled by the big teams, at the end of the huge speed race Dutch Olav Kooij and Italy's track Olympic champion, Elia Viviani were fighting for the victory, then the 20-year-old rising star of Jumbo-Visma, Olav Kooij won the stage. Rio's Olympic gold medallist, Elia Viviani (INEOS Grenadiers) came second, then another Olympic champion from Tokyo, British Matthew Walls (BORA-hansgrohe) became third.
Winner of Stage 1 will be able to wear the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification, the hard work of the two Hungarians paid off today, Márton Dina is 5th and Viktor Filutás is 6th in the general classification.
43. Tour de Hongrie
Stage1, Csákvár-Székesfehérvár (192km):
1. Olav Kooij (NED, Jumbo-Visma) 4:34:49
2. Elia Viviani (ITA, INEOS Grenadiers) st
3. Matthew Walls (GBR, BORA-hansgrohe) st
4. Rudy Barbier (FRA, Israel-Premier Tech) st
5. Matteo Moschetti (ITA, Trek-Segafredo) st
6. Max Kanter (GER, Movistar Team) st
16. Karl Ádám (Hungarian National Team) st
General classification: 1. (in yellow):
1. Olav Kooij (NED, Jumbo-Visma) 4:34:36
2. Jens Reynerds (BEL, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) +0:02
3. Elia Viviani (ITA, INEOS Grenadiers) +0:04
4. Matthew Walls (GBR, BORA-hansgrohe) +0:06
5. Dina Márton (HUN, EOLO-Kometa) st
6. Filutás Viktor (HUN, Adria Mobil) +0:07