For the fourth time he will be running the London Ride, a classic framed within the festival dedicated to the bicycle is made in the British capital. Like last year, when he won by surprise Adam Blythe, it was a race very lively and uncontrolled, also with a surprising champion: Jempy Drucker (BMC).
At 28 years and a career that began in 2004, Drucker had just celebrated a victory on one occasion: a stage of Arrow South of 2010. Now, in this 2015, he has had the opportunity to celebrate his second victory sports, wearing the jersey of the team now BMC for which he joined in this year 2015.
Luxembourg rider’s victory has an added value because in addition to rivals beat good level. The race, with six riders per team, without earpiece and multiple dimensions, it is very difficult to control for the squad, so he won a trip of eight men, with well-known people and especially with good legs.
One was for instance Sep Vanmarcke (NL Jumbo Lotto). The Belgian, away from the cobbled roads on how well it operates, it looked to find that victory is denied after his brilliant attack 12 kilometers from the finish , breaking the harmony of the group when and the peloton had given lost.
But the adjective “unfortunate” accompanied once again Vanmarcke. His forces were depleted too soon and were hunted almost to the last kilometer by four other riders. Among them, Drucker was the fastest against all expectations, beating the goal Mike Teunissen (NL Lotton Jumbo) and Ben Swift (Sky).
• Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 4:47:47
• Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
• Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky
• Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:02
• Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN – Qhubeka 0:00:03
• Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:04
• Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Lotto 0:00:28 Soudal
• Fernando Gaviria (Col) Etixx-QuickStep 0:00:49
• Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:01:00
• Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:01:01