ProTeam Harm Vanhoucke climbs to sixth place in the general classification of the Tour de Hongrie

Harm Vanhoucke finished sixth in the third stage of the Tour of Hungary. "It remained too calm for too long."
10 May 2024

Today was climbing day in Hungary, which suits Harm Vanhoucke (26) well. The riders had to tackle the KékestetÅ‘ twice, an almost 18-kilometer climb that rises 841 meters in elevation. The finish was also at the top of that mountain. "The first time we went over it, it was pretty calm," Vanhoucke explains. "And even when we started the climb for the second time, there wasn't much action. The first ten kilometers, which weren't very steep, were raced quite calmly. It was only in the last four kilometers, when the gradient increased steeply, that things got explosive. I'm satisfied with the sixth place. I had a good day, but for me, it remained too calm for too long. I prefer it to be even tougher to make a difference."

That opportunity might come on Sunday. "Then, the toughest stage is on the agenda. There will definitely be a faster pace, and that's where the GC will take shape. I'm currently sixth, but it would be nice to move up in that."


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