Karen Brouwer just beaten in Assen, Stefan Vreugdenhil 7th in Willingen

Although she did not have the strong legs of the last weeks Karen Brouwer decided to attack from the start in the national mountainbike race in Assen. She paid the price for this fast start as Linda ter Beek managed to catch up with her and both women stayed together to the end of the race. Brouwer started the final sprint but was just beaten on the finish line by ter Beek, Bram Rood faced a difficult start in his race but managed to fight back to fourth position. Bart Barkhuis finished at twelfth spot.KarenAssenPodium

Teammate Stefan Vreugdenhil rode a strong race in Willingen as he managed to finish seventh in de 120 kilometres race over 3500 altimeters. Almost half the race he rode together with country man Onno Reijnhout who ended up at eight place. Unfortunately Robby de Bock faced a severe crash and had to abandon the race.StefanWillingen