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Wippert adds OCBC Singapore Criterium to Victory Tally
logodrapac Wouter Wippert has collected his fourth win of season 2014, edging out Rico Rogers (OCBC Singapore) and Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor-JLT) at the OCBC Singapore Criterium under lights on Friday evening.

An open field of 56 competitors took on the 1.7km circuit over 90 minutes of racing.

The Drapac team navigated the fast circuit, which normally is home to Formula 1, to perfection with Floris Goesinnen and Bernard Sulzberger setting the pace in the final laps before Jonathan Cantwell navigated the lead out to deliver Wippert to victory.

The 23-year-old Dutchman has so far collected two stage wins at the New Zealand Cycle Classic and then another at the Tour de Taiwan earlier this month. He’s also earned three other podiums at those events, making his mark since joining Drapac this year.

“It’s great to win here in Singapore,” said Wippert following his latest victory. “This was a quality field tonight and the pace never let up – it made me nervous.

“Luckily I had a great lead out from my teammates,” he continued. “Having the guys on the front for those last two laps set me up. Jonathan [Cantwell] started the sprint with 550 metres to go and I just had to stay on his wheel.”

Wippert, a former stage winner at the Tour de l’Avenir, finished off the work of his teammates strongly, finishing a good half length ahead of Rogers.

“Drapac deserved to win tonight,” Wippert said. “I’m just happy that I got the win as a reward for the team’s hard work.”


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