As always is Derk helping everybody to optimize the bikes.
Info and registration stand.
Wim instructs the flag volunteers on locations and traffic regulation.
Wim gives the contestants all necessary info on the races of today.
Arrival of the contestants at the start on the island of Neeltje Jans.
A home build rowingbike following a completely different basis, made by Harm den Hollander. The 50 km tour on Saturday was the first ride on the bike which was only finished de Friday night before! The bike managed well, Harm less: muscle pains everywhere. That’s the toll you have to pay for just building and no training!
In more detail the remarkable wheelmounting. This is the steered wiel.
Ready for the start of the criterion.
Spectacular when the whole group gets going.
Passing of a group during the criterion.
After one round Stoffel Thijs stops. Something went wrong with a muscle in his right leg. During the sprints he was back into action.
Theo Homan would eventually win the race.
Charming and very strong ladies: Caroleen Meerman and Thérèse Schuit.
The chain driven Thys 222 of Ymte Sijbrandij. A kind of devolution? The new THYS 222 RR and also this chain driven bike bring new aspects to the discussion about what can and cannot be allowed in the Thys one design class.
Ellen Lampert and Pieter Stoter have always put a lot of effort in the EC, on behalf of sponsors Delta Nuts and Roompot Zeeland Vakanties.
The tour riders preparing for the start of the 50 km tour around the Oosterschelde.
Harm den Hollander starts swiftly. Beside him Pieter Stoter and still behind him Jan Louisse en John Dullemans. They’d be the first to finish the tour.
Short break, a moment to evaluate.
Frans Bolweg tries to make sense of the data.
But it doesn’t take long before he tells us the results.
Ben Wichers Schreur ready for the start.
From left to right: Edwin Matthee, Stoffel Thijs and Thérèse Schuit.
Ted Sluyter sprints against Erwin Duizer.
Just testing the feel of such a special bike. Next year at the start?
Ronald Florijn, rower on high level, is also very strong on the rowingbike.
Three of the many strong rowers: from left to rigth: Pim Laken, Nico Rienks, Ronald Florijn.
The start of the one hour race.
It takes some time for the whole groups to get into motion.
In the green row suit Frans Göbel. This unequalled skiff rower managed well, just after two weeks of practising on the rowingbike. If he has a couple of thousand of miles done by the start of next year’s EC, he may prove to be tough competion for Homan, Komen, Thijs, Sijbrandij and De Hamer (not nessesary in this order).
Dark clouds, but no rain. Derk: “I wish I could make a turn as flat as John Poot does here. Or are we looking at a slider here?” (photographer: nope, everything went just fine)
André Davidse climbs to an eight place. He had less trouble with his equipment than last year. However, he keeps on having trouble with his pedals. I think the Look age is over, André!!
Erwin Duizer takes the corner professionally.
Ronald falls due to a flat tyre.
No serious damage fortunately.
He did move on, but discovered a little while further on he had a flat tyre.
Rob Bakels seems to be careful when taking the corner.
Kees Kooman from Haamstede on familiar soil.
ngelique Böcker and Michiel Verhoef in a grim rearguard struggle. Who gets to the pot of gold first?
But also Kees Kooman is heading in that direction too and may win?
Niels van Steenis has experience, judging by the professional style he has.
Not a drop of rain, but there’s a beautiful clouds and a rainbow.
I suppose it’s Cor Geluk (Geluk means ‘lucky’) again who gets the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
Ed Komen rides very strong for 50 minutes at the head of the hour race.
Ymte Sijbrandij, here in second position, manages to pass Ed just before the finish and takes the first place.