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Monday, 05 January 2015 10:52

Good results in the week before the national championships: Lino wins

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Sunday 4 January 2015. The first cross weekend of 2015 has been very good. A week before the national championships several riders have shown to be ready for next weekend. Lino Colombo even won the cross in Landgraaf (the Netherlands).

As in Bocholtz (the Netherlands) there was a lot of mud on the short course in Landgraaf, this made the round very technical. The difference at the Masters category was made early in the race. After two laps rode Pacal Alleleijn and Lino Colombo away from the others. Although Pascal fell in two laps because he became entangled in the ribbon that marks the track, both cyclist stayed together till the last lap.

After his third place on December 31 in Bocholtz, Lino showed that his form is good. On a technical part in the final of the race he left his opponents behind and rode alone to the finish.

Etiënne Korff is unlucky again

Etiënne is performing very well. This weekend he was unlucky because his derailleur broke half way. He was competing for the 5th place at the Masters category race, but because his derailleur broke he had to run 800m his bike and lost some places. Eventually, Etiënne finished 9th.

4th place for Joaquim

Joaquim had a double program this weekend. On Saturday, he was very good in the KNWU cross in St. Michielsgestel (the Netherlands) where he finished in the amateurs category on a 17th place. One day later, he he competed in Landgraaf, where he was riding for a long time within the first six of the race

Eventually, Joaquim able to finish 4th by beating John de Schutter in the final lap. For Joaquim, who is a first year amateur this season, this was the third time he hit just missed the podium in the Limburg cross competitions. Next weekend, Joaquim will travel with a good feeling to Dutch National Cyclocross Championships.

At the Junior category Mario Polder in St. Michielsgestel became 16th.  Joaquim and Mario will participate next week in the Dutch National Championship in Veldhoven.

Einar Steegmans didn’t finish the cross in Zonhoven (Belgium) after someone had crashed into his back. This weekend will Einar participate at the Belgian Championships in Erpe-mere.

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