The greatest mtb marathon in the Benelux
Bart Brentjens Challenge
Start- en finish : Vroenhof at Eijsden (Limburg)
Managed to get back into the first group to start. Sunny and dry weather, so a fast course, but still cold morning.
First piece by Belgian border region is still moist.
Climbing and descending is fine.
After Gulpen I try to make some more pace. When climbing the Bemelerberg I have to get some air to chat with a passing cyclist racing.
In Cadier and time it throttle during the climb and I can catch quite a few people.
The last piece I keep sticking behind a racer and remove course just before the finish.
Food eaten: 1 banana, 3 bottles energy, 1 sugar waffle
Temperature to 16 degrees Celsius.
The time is 04:27 h with an average of 22.4 km/h around place 58 of in total 669 bikers