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Unlucky Bol hopes to end 2022 season on a high note

Unlucky Bol hopes to end 2022 season on a high note

Cees Bol (Team DSM) at the Giro d’Italia (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images) With only one sprint opportunity up for grabs at this year’s…

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Cees Bol (Team DSM) at the Giro d’Italia (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

With only one sprint opportunity up for grabs at this year’s Arctic Race of Norway , the fastmen would have to take their chance on Friday’s stage to Brønnøysund.

While stage winner Dylan Groenewegen did exactly what he came to Norway to do, it was a different story for Team DSM sprinter Cees Bol. While his countryman sped to a seventh win of the season , the 27-year-old was out of the reckoning, languishing down in 30th place.

For Bol, who last year took a stage win at Paris-Nice, the day was demonstrative of a 2022 season which has never come together, with illness and injury striking him multiple times.

"Yesterday was really disappointing for me," Bol told Cyclingnews on Saturday. "It was just shit and hectic and I made too many mistakes to be there in the final. So, that was a big disappointment for me.

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"I had some bad luck and also a day like yesterday a bit too often. So that’s not been so easy. It’s been pretty hard."Bol said that he has been going well at various points in the year, but bad luck – including a training camp injury, a spring illness, and a COVID-19 infection – has set him […]

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