Video: Ireland’s EvoPro Racing takes second European win in two days

Posted on: April 19th, 2019
EvoPro Racing is ‘doing a Sam Bennett’ over in Bosnia-Herzegovina; collecting a second stage win today in two days and retaining the yellow jersey.

Just 24 hours after collecting its first pro victory on European soil, new Irish Continental team EvoPro Racing has taken a second one.

Its Dutch sprinter Wouter Wippert has opened his account for 2019 on stage 2 of Belgrade Banjaluka (2.1); a four stage race in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The 28-year-old former WorldTour man won the bunch sprint today at the end of 151km from Vlasenica to Brčko.

His team mate Aaron Gate had taken the race leading after winning the opening stage yesterday; the strongest of the two riders who managed to remain off the front of the peloton despite the undulating run in to the finish.

Gate finished in the bunch today, taking 37th place and so keeping the yellow jersey with just two stages remaining.

Among the EvoPro Racing ranks is Ireland’s sole representative in the race; Daire Feeley from Co Roscommon.

The 22-year-old also finished in the peloton today after making his contribution to retaining the race lead and winning the stage for the team.

EvoPro Racing had ridden very well in the early part of the season in New Zealand and Australian. They win the Gravel and Tar Classic in New Zealand with Luke Mudgway.

And Aaron Gate won the opening stage of the New Zealand Cycling Classic before holding the leader’s jersey all the way to claim the overall title.

EvoPro Racing is now showing that kind of form on European roads; a welcome sign with a long maiden season ahead.