Last week the team completed the Olympia's tour, a five-day UCI 2.2 stage race. This is the oldest cycling race in the Netherlands and started on Wednesday with a time trial on the TT circuit of Assen.
After the rain-soaked time trial, it was the wind that played a role in the second stage over the same roads of De Ronde van Drenthe. A bad day, where Mark Prinsen had to leave the race after a fall and where Bjorn Bakker did finish after a fall, but also had to stop the fight after a fracture was found in his hand.
For the next two days it was especially hard for the remaining four men in rain and wind during stages over the Sallandse Heuvelrug and the Posbank. In the last stage it was Wessel Mouris who was still fresh enough for a great last day in the hills of Limburg. In the final he managed to get into the leading group that fought for the stage victory. It was material failure that interrupted him and he lost the connection and crossed the finish line in 8th place.
After all, it was a tough Olympia's Tour due to the bad weather, where a podium spot was close on the last day. Mentally strengthened, the boys can prepare for De Omloop van de Braakman on April 8.