Biding their time before taking responsibility in the finale, Team dsm-firmenich produced a brilliant lead-out and took a great sprint win with Sam Welsford into the town of Peer.
An air of nervousness was over the peloton at the Renewi Tour this afternoon but the potential crosswind threat never prevailed. It did see the early break caught with 60 kilometres to go, as Team dsm-firmenich navigated the local circuit well, looking out for each other and bringing finisher Welsford into the finale in the best place possible. On the last lap, everyone on the team executed their job perfectly, ensuring the team avoided any danger on the narrow roads before stringing things out. The lead-out work saw Welsford positioned in the first three wheels in sight of the line, before the Australian kicked powerfully and lunged to the line; taking a superb win with a bike throw.