"It was only in the last 300 meters that I started to believe that I could win" - Jonas Abrahamsen lands first profesional victory at Brussels Cycling Classic

It's taken a while, but the 28-year-old Jonas Abrahamsen can finally call himself a professional race winner after Brussels Cycling Classic. And has he something to be proud of. When Abrahamsen underwent a transformation from skinny puncheur to robust rouleur, it was a big gamble with no guarantee to work out.

But his team Uno-X Pro Team (now Uno-X Mobility) believed in the process and now their trust is paying off. Abrahamsen already finished third in Tour de France stage last year and second at Dwars door Vlaanderen this April, so you could say the big victory has been around the corner for quite a while now.

Abrahamsen described how he experienced the last kilometers of the Belgian one-day race. "After the last cobblestone section, some guys decided to attack. I opted for the counterattack fifteen kilometers from the finish." He was briefly joined by Martin Svrcek, but the young Slovak didn't have the legs to cope with Abrahamsen's high pace for too long after spending a whole day in the breakaway.

"It was only in the last 300 meters that I started to believe that I could win. I came so close in Tirreno-Adriatico, but it didn't work out then, so I didn't want to think about victory too early. I only thought about sprinting to the finish," continues the Uno-X Mobility rider.

The Scandinavian team has been performing very well in recent weeks. "I am proud of the team, yesterday we won the Heistse Pijl with Alexander Kristoff and yesterday we finished with the entire team in Circuit Franco-Belge."

According to Abrahamsen, this has to do with the team's altitude training. "It was our first altitude internship. A good experience and I feel very strong now," he says.

The altitude training course should take the team selected for the Tour de France to a higher level. "We hope to win a stage in France. Last year we were close with several top 10 and top 3 places, but this year we want a stage victory," Abrahamsen concludes.

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