Published June 6, 2009
On saturday june 6 it was time for the annual Dutch Sprint Championships.
This year organised by Stepteam Twente. The skatetrack in Haaksbergen
was the place to be for the Dutch footbikers, as it was also the
fourth stage of the National Kickbike Cup. Defending champion in
the men's senior category, Albert Klompmaker, was not present to
defend his title. And that meant that we are gonna have another
champion this year. Since 2004 we never had a man who has defend
The sprintdistances during the Dutch National Championships are
200 m., 500 m. and 1000 m. In the men's veteran category it was
Mario Reijne (High Level) who won before Henri Polman and Harry
Hutten (Hit the road), who came back in race for the first time
after being injured during EC in Sankt Wendel 2007. Mario became
nr. 5 in the overall classification.
Surprise in the men's senior category was Eelko L'Abee (High Level)
with his fourth place in his first race. Dutch Champion 2009 is
Roel van der Velde (Selles Kamperzeedijk). It's his second sprinttitle
after being the winner in 2005. Roel was aiming for the title a
long time and was in great shape at the right moment. He won all
three distances and especially his 1000 m was very good in very
windy and rather cold circumstances.
Number two was Hans Korbee (StepcrOss) before René Elzinga (Steppendoejezo.nl),
the 2007 champion.
In the overallclassification
in the National Kickbike Cup René Elzinga is still leading before
Hans Korbee who has reduced the gap to 4 points. Numbers three are
Mario Reijne and Erik de Groot (Green Whit Feet).
In the women senior category no surprises this year. As expected
Hermien Koers (Selles Kamperzeedijk) won the title for the n'th
time in a row. As said last time, I can't remember her losing a
sprintrace. She won all three distances very easily. Superfast times
were not possible due to the weathercircumstances. Rosanne Reijne
(High Level) is the number two followed by Wenda Zuiddam (Stepteam
Rotterdam) on a proper distance.
In the overallclassification in the National Kickbike Cup Hermien
Koers enlarged her leading position with her third victory this
season. Rosanne Reijne is the number two before Wenda Zuiddam, both
riding on carbon footbikes.
Very good was also the result of the young German Paul Dahlke. With
his 15 years he won the race in the boy's cadet category and with
his racetimes he was the number 5 of the day. That means that only
the first 4 senior men were faster as he was and in that way he
was faster than a most participants. Great result for this youngster
who is getting better every time.
After the sprints there was some time for an extra fun-event, a
10 kilometer long criterium. That was won by Mario Reijne before
Henri Polman and Marco Janssen (StepcrOss). Wenda Zuiddam won the
women's race. This race was no part of the National Kickbike Cup
and therefore not everybody was participating in this extra event.
Now 17 Dutch footbikers are preparing for the Italian Eurocup next
week. It is a large Dutch delegation in Verrayes. Next Dutch event
is the IJsselmeertour on saturday june 27 and next National Kickbike
Cup-event will be on saturday july 4, as the races on Flevonice
are gonna be held. Flevonice is a large skatetrack (5 kilometer
lenght traffic free). On this day there is a teamtimetrial, a individual
timetrial and a 20 kilometer long criterium.