Rojas 9th in Eneco Tour opener
10 August 2015

Sprint in Bolsward

Two crashes -with no Movistar Team riders injuries- upset field in Dutch-Belgian WorldTour race, which saw Andrey Amador getting back into racing

184 kilometers opened the 11th edition of the Eneco Tour on Monday, the riders being presented between boats and watercourse yesterday at Bolsward, in Dutch Friesland, before a sprint that brought Elia Viviani (SKY) victorious as José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar Team) finished in 9th place.

Focused and clever until the final 1.5km, the Spaniard later had a few problems to keep his position against the late charge from the sprinters' teams. The Cieza-born rider still insisted on getting back and claimed the 16th top-ten finish in his 2015 season.

Andrey Amador rgot back into racing after a 71-day hiatus and enjoyed sort of a calm day, given the stress always present on races in the North, yet two crashes in the finale threatened to take him down as well as the other riders directed by Jaimerena and Laguía. Fortunately, all were unscathed and will start tomorrow on day two -180.7km around Breda-.