RIDER OF THE WEEK.
Kenny van Hummel has bagged a string of podium finishes in recent years and finally secured his first pro victory in 2007. The 26-year-old sprinter from Huissen was too fast for the peloton in the International Tour of Noord-Holland. Last season started slowly for Van Hummel after surgery on an artery at the end of 2007. There were no victories to celebrate in 2008, although he did go close in the tour of Belgium and the Ster Elektrotoer (third both times) and the Eneco Tour (second). Van Hummel has done a lot of power and speed training under Merijn Zeeman this winter to improve his strength in the sprints.
Ive got Kenny in my Fantasy Tour de France team but so far he hasn’t done that much. However you’ve heard it here first Kenny is going to be big this tour.