Ronhaar avoids geese but feels like ‘a dying swan’ in podium finish at Flamanville World Cup

Ronhaar avoids geese but feels like ‘a dying swan’ in podium finish at Flamanville World Cup



Pim Ronhaar had a wild ride at the Flamanville World Cup, colliding with course fencing and avoiding a near crash with a gaggle of geese. He came through the flurry of unexpected obstacles without causing harm to himself, or the birds, but lost the race lead and one spot in the World Cup standings. 

The 22-year-old Baloise Trek Lions rider opened a solo lead of 14 seconds over chasers, which included World Cup leader Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) and teammate Lars van der Haar, who was also trailing Ronhaar in third place in the series standings. But with three laps to go, Ronhaar began to lose a grip in the slippery mud and then on his lead. He would eventually place third in a race won by Iserbyt.





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