Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Super Prestige Series in Biddinghuizen

Written by T Dobbin

It's a week full of ice skating here in the Netherlands starting with the Biddinghuizen super prestige race, the Natural Ice National Championships, the Essent Cup 11 in Eindhoven and the European All-Round Championships in Heerenveen. Mean while DSB Bank's Shane Dobbin is in the USA in Salt Lake City preparing for this weekend's long track races.

Yesterday was the super prestige series held in Biddinghuizen. It was the day before the National Championships here in the Netherlands for Natural Ice so there were not alot of skaters wanted to race the day before the biggest event for marathon skating since 1997 in the Netherlands. The results of yesterday's race is as follows:

Mens Results
1st Sjoerd Huisman (Nefit)
2nd Sandor Stuut (Vlasman)
3rd Roy Boeve (Safan)
4th Hermen van der Wal (Kooyenga)
5th Rene Ruitenberg (Safan)

Ladies Results
1st Mariska Huisman (Viks)
2nd Chris Witty (Wandjuweel)
3rd Danielle Bekkering (Frisia)

Thursday is the National Championships of Natural Ice which is being held on a 5 kilometer frozen lake close to Lelystad.

Keep posted for final results from today's races.