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05.10.2014 @ 18:11 Posted by Andy Pedersen

Theo Bos concluded the Tour de l’Eurometropole on Sunday with a third place in the overall, marking the end of the Dutchman's spell with the Belkin Pro Cycling Team.

 

Bos, who won yesterday’s third stage, maintained himself in the first group, but didn’t have any power left to throw himself in the bunch sprint. Just behind teammate Martijn Tusveld, he placed 23rd.

 

“The local lap was quite hard, especially because of the high pace on the climb, where a lot of riders fought for bonus seconds,” said Bos, who recorded a total of nine victories this year.

 

“My legs were not as strong as yesterday and I really suffered. I tried to sprint for the win, but I wasn’t recovered from my efforts and lacked the sharpness to maintain the right position. Luckily, I was able to remain in the peloton, which helped me to secure third place in the overall," Bos told the Belkin website.

 

“It’s nice to say goodbye with a podium finish. I really made that an objective, and it’s great that I’ve realised my goal.”

 

Erik Dekker looked back on the Tour de l'Eurometropole with a good feeling on Sunday.

 

“Thanks to the team, Theo claimed a podium finish. Some guys who were here will leave the team and that could have made things complicated, but the men did great. With a stage win and a third place in the overall, it’s been a good week.”

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