Velonews: Iljo Keisse Leads Etixx-quick-step Sweep At Ronde Van Zeeland Seaports


Jan 3, 2005
<figure ><img title="2015 Ronde van Zeeland: Keisse" src=""/><p>Iljo Keisse led an Etixx-Quick-Step sweep of the Ronde van Zeeland Seaports on Saturday. Photo: Tim De Waele | <a href= target="_blank"></a>
(file)</p></figure><p>Etixx-Quick-Step swept the podium and then some at the Ronde van Zeeland Seaports on Saturday.</p>
<p>Iljo Keisse, Niki Terpstra and Lukasz Wisniowski escaped a lead group of more than 30 riders with 100km remaining in the 196.1km Dutch race and eventually took more than four minutes’ advantage with 25km to go.</p>
<p>Back in the bunch, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Nikolas Maes, Matteo Trentin, and Yves Lampaert kept an eye on things for their three teammates.</p>
<p>Going into the last two laps the pursuit had dwindled to 18 riders, then split again, leaving Lampaert in the first chase with Edward Theuns (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) in the final 2km.</p>
<p>In the finale, Keisse took the victory ahead of Terpstra and Wisniowski.</p>
<p>And for good measure, Lampaert took the measure of Theuns to finish fourth on the day.</p>
<p>“I’m so happy with this win,” Keisse said. “It’s a really nice favor from Niki Terpstra and Lukasz Wisniowski to let me win. The hard work I did in the past years finally paid off and I’m thankful my teammates thought of me in this way. Niki did tell me as long as I still have good legs in the next races to help him win, so I will try my best to repay his good deed.”</p>
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