Evensen takes fourth at the Ronde van de Achterhoek
The Dutch Ronde van de Achterhoek was on the menu for our guys today. The course consisted in a predominantly flat parcour that computed a total of 186,4 km including six laps at the final local circuit that was 8 km long. 

The day started in a bad way as our Marten Kooistra was forced to withdraw from the race after finding himself involved in a crash. But in the final end of the race things got better and with 15 km to go our first year U23, Ide Schelling, gave it a go and jumped off the pack bringing five other riders with him. When that move was brought back the eventual winning attack took place and eleven riders went up the road including our Henrik Evensen. They hold off the bunch and after late attacks the group played the victory among them with our strong Norwegian rider rolling in fourth place in the final sprint. Also, in the sprint of the bunch it was our trainee Jordi Meeus one of the top finishers. 

Henrik Evensen feels satisfied after his performance today:

“It was a hectic race, and with only 5 guys starting pretty hard to stay on top of things. We lost Marten, maybe our strongest guy today, in a crash which made it even harder.
The guys rode a great race. We had to be smart, and was always present when we had to be. I manged to get up the road in the final move which I’m happy about. I tried to play it smart in the last few kms with a few attacks going here and there. In the final sprint I was just not fast enough to win.  All in all happy with how we raced today.”