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Taco van der Hoorn, winner against all odds – CyclingTips

Less than five months after he almost quit the sport, Taco van der Hoorn won a stage of the Giro

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Less than 0.02% of people in Netherlands are named Taco, about 1,300 in total in a population of roughy 17,5 million. One of them won a Giro dItalia stage on Monday. It was a win against the odds, five months after Taco van der Hoorn almost left the sport. He held off a charging field alone to take one of those wins that makes cycling so incredibly special. 
“Five months ago I considered quitting cycling because I had no contract,” he said. “Today, I won a stage of the Giro d’Italia.”
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