Ellen van Dijk rides Strade Bianche on a bicycle from De Kort
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:03 PM
Today the Trek-Segafredo women’s team has made a virtue of necessity. The team had to look for solutions when six bikes were stolen this morning. As a result, Ellen van Dijk started in Strade Bianche on a bicycle from Koen de Kort.
The riders of the team were informed of the news this morning via an app message, Van Dijk and her teammate Lucinda Brand told the NOS before the start. The burglars had not taken everything, so by shuffling some with spare material and bicycles that were available, everyone could eventually get started.
Van Dijk did that on a bicycle from Koen de Kort, from the Trek-Segafredo men’s team. “I would actually ride a different bike, but luckily Koen’s bike was there and it is the same size as me. So I’m riding his bike today, ”said the 33-year-old rider. “It is going well so I think it will be very nice. It’s a nice bike, so I don’t see any obstacles. ”
Trek-Segafredo is aiming for her headwives Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo Borghini. For Van Dijk and Brand, the order was to guide them to the finish as well as possible.