Nieuwkuijk UCI Mountain Bike Race in the NetherlandsGepubliceerd op: 21 april 2014
The first UCI Mountain Bike Race in the Netherlands this year was on Easter Monday in Nieuwkuijk. Robby was the best ranked Team rider today with a 7th place.
Shortly followed by Ruben (17) and third came Gosse finishing 19th. Roy crashed and had a big struggle pacing back upfront. The race was won by Belgium rider Bart de Vocht.
Robby told after the race that he wasn't that fresh after having a busy weekend on the bike. ,, On the first single track I was out of the top-ten, but after I chased two groups I was riding for fourth place.'' After that De Bock was suffering from stomach cramps which limited him, in his efforts to reach for the podium.
Ruben Scheire came in 17th: "There was not enough climbing on this circuit and because I love climbing. Here, on the though 'road race circuit' it was hard for me to find a good pace.'' Our youngster Gosse van der Meer surprised us with a top-20 finish. ,,After, a bad start I chased group by group and ended up in a group of seven riders and I felt strong so I took the lead and in the last round there was one rider left in my wheel but, I beat him in de sprint head on and that was really satisfying!'' Roy Beukers struggled with mechanical problems which threw him back. ,,My feeling was good and next week I want my revenge in Havelte.''