On the 17 th of June Hellingproof joined one of the studentcups in Enschede. Well, not really in Enschede, it was nearby Oldenzaal, which is nearby Hengelo, which is in the end nearby
Enschede. The race started as usual with the men without license race. Bart, Bram, Martijn and Conor were riding their race on a nice course with some corners and a bit of height differences. During the race there were some attacks, but most of them were neutralised. In the final of the race the peloton broke in two groups, with Bart and Bram in front and Martijn and Conor in the second group. In the last laps, Conor attacked from the second group, but was not able to defend his lead. Bram worked for Bart to launch him in the sprint. Bart missed some power due to his illness and did not manage to reach the podium. He finished 5 th, while Bram could still took 10 th place. Martijn and Conor finished later in the second group.
In the women’s race Susan, Els, Vera and Sigrid rode against some other strong riders in a small peloton. Despite some attacks of Susan and others, the peloton stayed complete till the end. In the sprint Susan became 2 nd and Els rode really strong to a 5 th place. Sigrid rode a really decent race and is making progress every week.
Tjalle and Niels represented the men with license for Hellingproof. They rode against a strong block of Klein Verzet, but were present in every larger front group. Tjalle withdraw from the race halfway, but had still a nice ride since he went to Oldenzaal by bike. Niels finished the race in the front group of six riders and managed to take 4 th place in the final sprint. In the end we came closer in the team classification and are still in second place in the general classification.