Last Saturday, was the opening race of the Dutch season during De Ster van Zwolle. A special race that started from the center of Zwolle, not even a stone's throw from our home base. This gave the riders the luxury to prepare warmly and drinking a nice coffee before the start.
The Ster van Zwolle has always been a great opening race of one big round on the most beautiful roads in the area. Often characterized by elechons, especially on the dike along the IJssel in the last part of the course.
The wind was just not strong enough this Saturday morning to blow everything apart immediately. The peloton rode around nervously for a long time, causing several crashes that also involved our riders.
In the meantime the peloton has fallen apart in several groups and for a long time the team chased from the second group in the race, which eventually came back up to 10 seconds of the leading group.
Despite all the setbacks, a good result was fought for a long time, which unfortunately has not come within reach. A false start where the drive of the riders and team spirit were not lacking with which the boys can continue to build towards the upcoming races.