At the Dutch National Championships beach race, Ivar showed that the form is back with a good second place. He hadn’t counted himself among the absolute favourites, but he was attentive all morning and jumped along with every breakaway. From the start a leading group formed with Jules De Cock and Richard Jansen. “It was a pity that four riders could come back and Richard was exchanged in a new leading group by Zonneveld. Now I had to let De Cock drive in the last kilometers. I knew that if I caught him back, Thijs would attack over me.” Ivar left Thijs behind with a flaming sprint and took a nice second place.
(Foto: Arjen Schippers)