The conditions didn't deter the young racers. © Bart Hazen

The conditions didn't deter the young racers. © Bart Hazen

by Bart Hazen

In the youth categories (beginners and juniors) at the Dutch National Championship there was no double for the Van der Poel family. David van der Poel was the best in the Juniors race but the little Van der Poel, Mathieu, finished second in the beginners race behind Erik Kramer. Kramer was outstanding on the “Hellegat” course and finished with a 15 second lead on Mathieu van der Poel. Koen Weijers took the bronze medal in the beginners race.

David van der Poel was the best in the juniors race. In a sprint uphill he was faster than Michiel van der Heijden, with Mike Teunissen finishing in third. The juniors race was animated by a four rider break including the top three of the day and Gert-Jan Bosman. The decision came in the final lap when Van der Poel showed who is currently the best junior of The Netherlands and maybe the World.

Results – Junior Men (top 20)
1 52 van der Poel, David Kapellen 44:54
2 16 van der Heijden, Michiel Drunen 44:56 0:02
3 36 Teunissen, Mike Ysselsteyn LB 45:07 0:13
4 6 Bosman, Gert-Jan Emmen 45:17 0:23
5 27 van Poppel, Danny Moergestel 46:00 1:06
6 12 Godrie, Stan Zundert 46:47 1:53
7 40 Verberne, Douwe Lierop 47:15 2:21
8 1 van Baarle, Dylan Zoetermeer 47:23 2:29
9 43 Welten, Kay Moergestel 47:39 2:45
10 7 Brusselman, Twan Helmond 47:56 3:02
11 35 Stultiens, Dennis Meijel 48:18 3:24
12 20 Kleinjan, Davey Spijkenisse z.t.
13 28 Reinders, Elmar Emmen z.t.
14 3 van Beusekom, Wilco Geldermalsen 49:15 4:21
15 22 de Man, Jaap Spijkenisse 49:49 4:55
16 23 Meeken, Eddo Bergen NH 49:54 5:00
17 18 de Jong, Robert Zeewolde 50:05 5:11
18 24 Meijers, Jeroen Tilburg 50:24 5:30
19 19 Kastelijn, Kenny Neerkant Op 1 Ronde
20 51 van der Heijden, Mark Den Dungen

Result – Beginners (top 20)
1 22 Kramer, Erik Hardinxveld Giessend 33:31
2 54 van der Poel, Mathieu Hoogerheide 33:46 0:15
3 43 Weijers, Koen Ede Gld 33:52 0:21
4 35 van Rooyen, Bryan Lisse 33:58 0:27
5 18 Havik, Piotr Bergambacht 34:28 0:57
6 45 Wijkel, Stan Holsloot 34:29 0:58
7 8 Budding, Martijn Veenendaal 35:00 1:29
8 1 Ariesen, Tim Rhenen 35:43 2:12
9 49 Goeree, Rick Borger z.t.
10 15 Gieskens, Nicky ‘s-Gravenhage 36:19 2:48
11 3 Beukers, Roy Petten 36:21 2:50
12 10 Dekker, Sjors Andijk 36:39 3:08
13 44 Welten, Kars Moergestel 36:57 3:26
14 46 Wolsink, Jelle Enschede 37:09 3:38
15 2 van Beek, Pjotr Veenendaal 37:23 3:52
16 55 van Bakel, Robbie Deurne z.t.
17 21 van der Kooij, Bas Maassluis 37:47 4:16
18 20 van der Heijden, Bjorn Schaijk 37:58 4:27
19 34 van Rhee, Brian Nijverdal 38:09 4:38
20 6 Braam, Lehvi Dodewaard 38:20 4:49

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