EF Pro Cycling dominated the opening day’s Team Time Trial at the Tour Colombia 2.1, beating Deceuninck-Quickstep by 45 seconds over the 16.7 km course. Team Ineos came third, just a second behind Deceuninck-Quickstep. Pro Continental outfit Rally Cycling had an incredible day out, beating the rest of the WorldTour squads and finishing fourth overall, 59 seconds down on EF Pro Cycling.
Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jumbo-Visma) took Stage 1 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana with a thrilling sprint victory against Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep). The Dutchman came from behind and passed Jakobsen with only a few meters left to take both the stage and leader’s jersey with it.
Ceylin Carmen del Alvarado claimed the 2020 Elite women’s World title after a thrilling battle with longtime rival, Annemarie Worst, in Dubendorf, Switzerland. From the first lap, the Dutchwomen were on the front foot, with Alvarado, Worst, Lucinda Brand, and Yara Kastelijn separating themselves from the rest of the field. Kastelijn was soon distanced, and Brand yo-yoed in and out of the front group all race.