‘Early in the race we escaped with three men who all wanted to race today. A bit similar to last weekend in Den Helder and Ronan was present again in this group. In the final de Nijs had to let us go but I was not able to get rid off van Zandbeek. He beated me easily in the sprint so the 2th place was left for me.’, stated Bekkenk. KMC teammate Stefan Vreugdenhil won the sprint of the chasing group and finished at fourth place.