Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mid Week News Update

It's already Thursday and this week is already closed to being over. There has been two races this week, the first was on Monday a Natural Ice race held in Ankeveen which was going to be a two day event but because the temperatures were not cold enough there was only the first day of racing. The first day started for the men with a 4.1km time trial followed by thel ladies 60km and finally the men's 100km race. See full results below:

Mens 4.1km Prolog
1st Bob de Vries (BAM) 6.28
2nd Ingmar Berga (DSB Bank) 6.29
3rd Willem Hut (BAM) 6.31
4th Cedric Michaud (Nefit) 6.32
5th Tristan Loy (Adformatie) 6.32

Ladies 60km
1st Sandra t'Hart (Landjuweel)
2nd Elma de Vries (DSB Bank)
3rd Danielle Bekkering (Frisia)

Mens 100km
1st Bob de Vries (BAM)
2nd Cedric Michaud (Nefit)
3rd Ingmar Berga (DSB Bank)
4th Rene Rutienberg (Safan)
5th Ruud Aarts

Yesterday was yet another Biddinghuizen Prestige race which was the last race of the series. DSB Banks Jan Maarten Heideman crossed over to the leading breakaway with the help from his team mates when Ingmar Berga made a strong lead at the front.

The results from yesterday races is as follows:

Mens Results
1st Jan Maarten Heideman (DSB Bank)
2nd Martijn Kromkamp (Kooyenga)
3rd Rene Rutienberg (Safan)
4th Douwe De Vries (Adformatie)
5th Sander Kingma (Team Care Group)

Prestige Final Overall Classment
1st Sandor Stuut (Vlasman)
2nd Sjoerd Huisman (Nefit)
3rd Roy Boeve (Safan)

Ladies Results
1st Andrea Sikkema (Van der Wiel)
2nd Erna Kijk In de Vegte (Landjuweel)
3rd Cindy van den Berg (Frisia)

Prestige Final Overall Classment
1st Mariska Huisman (Viks)
2nd Danielle Bekkering (Frisia)
3rd Chris Witty (Landjuweel)

This weekend is the second to last Essent Cup race in Amsterdam. There are just two races left before everyone heads to Austria and Sweden for the Natural Ice races. More information coming soon.