Nice win for Gosse van der Meer cycle crossGepubliceerd op: 19 september 2013
Suameer -Gosse van der Meer (Feenstra Felt p/b Kenda) proved today that he is ‘en route’ to the upcoming cycle cross events as he takes his first win at the second round of the Dutch National cycle cross in Suameer, Netherlands.
Rain fell lightly as the men’s race got under way while the sun kept things warm, softening up some of the off-camber sections on the fast course situated around the village of Suameer.
The group of 59 starters including the later on second Bart Barkhuis and third finisher Henk Bos held mostly together for the first lap and a half with the three major players switching off the front every few turns. By the middle of lap two, however, Van der Meer, who had maintained a constant presence at the front, decided it was time to break up the group of 15-20 riders that had formed the head of the race and upped the tempo.
Barkhuis was first to respond, and slowly closed the gap to Van Der Meer followed by a chase group.
After a few tense moments, Van der Meer was going again and managed to maintain his position, though by this time Barkhuis had created some distance of his own on the group of Bos, leaving Van der Meer with 59 second advantage.