Bauke Mollema is the new Dutch time trial champion. He outclassed everyone on his debut.
Mollema was faster at every intermediate point and at the finish he set a time of 33’03”. That was much faster than the rest.
Outgoing champion Tom Dumoulin finished 2nd at 31 seconds. Daan Hoole, Mollema’s teammate, completed the podium.
In the past, Bauke Mollema had never participated in a Dutch time trial championship. He made his debut on the course of almost 30 km in Emmen.
In 2019 Mollema achieved the biggest victory of his career at Il Lombardia.
Mollema won the Clásica de San Sebastián in 2016 and was on the podium three other times in the race.
Mollema has finished in the top 10 in all three Grand Tours, with stage wins at the 2021 Tour de France, the 2017 Tour de France and the 2011 Vuelta a España, in which he finished third overall. His best result in the general classification of the Tour de France came in 2013 when he finished sixth.
Bauke Mollema is a Dutch professional cyclist who currently rides for the UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.