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Ricoo

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Netherlands NT Season 38: "Oranje Boven!"
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:24:21 am »
For all the international followers of the Dutch National team, I decided to move the few comments I make about the results in the national races to the international part of the forum.

We have a roster of cyclists that are slowly getting too old to do really well, but hopefully we can still do ok this season. It looks like it will be only a matter of time until the Netherlands slowly go down to be part of the "small" nations in CFF again.

In the first two races we got one decent and one good result. In the Hill-race we achieved results that were a good reflection of the strength of our squad (#8 and #19). In the mountain stage our leader Steverink got a very good second spot on the podium and good-old Yorick Spoor was lucky #13. These results bring us to a #2 spot in the overall rankings so far, but a lot of teams are still close together.

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 38: "Oranje Boven!"
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 12:51:03 pm »
Good luck!

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 38: "Oranje Boven!"
« Reply #2 on: Today at 10:12:03 am »
Stage #3 this season was a flat sprint stage. We decided to gamble on an uneventful race that would end in a mass sprint finish. This worked out ok with another second place at the finish, this time for our leader Alphons TenHoeve, who normally prefers a few small hills in his races. Domestiques Paauwe and VanMuyen also scored some points, which means we are now in the lead in the overall ranking.

Again there was a mixture of good and bad luck in the race. Bad luck for Robert Zevenbergen who was our Free Role for the day but who could never get back to the front after a puncture in section 2. Good luck because 4 of our 5 best riders had an active weather event helping them.

Next race a Time Trial, let's see how our luck is in the Chrono party  :D

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 38: "Oranje Boven!"
« Reply #3 on: Today at 12:43:04 pm »
Thanks for the report and well done with the sprint stage  :)