Three punctures can't prevent Dylan Groenewegen from victory at Saudi Tour

Jayco AlUla rider pays his sponsors back with a stage one win

Dylan Groenewegen
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Every cyclist knows the sense of frustration that comes with a flat tyre. To have two on a single ride is outrageous, madness, too much misfortune for a Shakespearean tragedy, but three is too much. 

This is what Dylan Groenewegen had to put up with on his way to victory on stage one of the Saudi Tour. The first was a tragedy, the second was a farce, so it's difficult to know what a third puncture meant. 

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.