Ellen Van Dijk took her third victory of the week on Wednesday, winning the Prologue of Gracia Orlova in Havířov, Czech Republic. Teammates Trixi worrack, Evelyn Stevens and Katie Colclough took 2nd, 4th and 6th place respectively rounding off an excellent start to the five-day Tour for Specialized-lululemon.
Van Dijk finished the 2.2km course in a time of 2’47”, just over half a second in from of Worrack.
“It was another good results for the girls,” said Sport Director Ronny Lauke. “We’re in a good position now and have some options for the days ahead but we’ll have to race hard to keep the lead. There’s a strong field here and we have to give it everything over the next few days. It’s going to be a fun week of racing.”
“They’re all really happy to be racing in some nice weather after some very cold and wet days in Holland and Belgium last week.”
Tomorrow’s stage is a hilly 105km stage from Dětmarovice – Štramberk