The Belgian earned the 30th podium of the World Team in 2022.
Two weeks after taking his first professional victory in the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque, Gerben Thijssen finished second in the Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic (1.1) and thus secured the 30th podium of the World Team in 2022.
A classic scenario unfolded on the 196-kilometre course as an early breakaway of five riders was caught and was followed by the preparation for a bunch sprint.
Thijssen’s teammates put in an impressive performance in the final kilometer, allowing the young sprinter to enter the final corner in second position, in the slipstream of his lead-out man Boy van Poppel.
His powerful effort was rewarded with second place behind Dylan Groenewegen. It is the fourth time that Thijssen has finished on the podium this season.