Greg Henderson is being lauded as one of the best aquisitions of the transfer season by his new Lotto-Belisol team as the Kiwi lead-out specialist has taken his team leader Andre Greipel to a victory in stage one in Oman.
“We hit the front the last 15km to put me in a good position for the end, and we stuck to our plan with 2km to go,” Greipel said. “Adam Hansen went, then Jens Debusschere, Marcel Sieberg, Greg Henderson and me. I felt I was a bit too early in the wind so I let two guys in and then with 200 metres to go I opened my sprint.”
Speaking of Henderson Greipel noted “He brings a lot of experience for the lead-out trains. I can trust him, he’s always there where you can decide a race,” Greipel said. “I come more relaxed to the finish because I just follow him. It takes a big pressure off my shoulder because I don’t need to fight for the position.”