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Batavus Pro Race (1.1)
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 5/14/2009
Batavus Pro Race (1.1)
 

Batavus Pro Race (1.1)

The Batavus Pro Race was won by Skil-Shimano fast man Kenny van Hummel. Van Hummel was the best in the bunch sprint over the Topsport Vlaanderen duo Maarten Neyens and Bart Vanheule. Van Heule was the last of a break to get caught less than 100 meters before the line. Alex Rasmussen and Graeme Brown completed the top five. For Van Hummel it's the third win of the season after the Ronde van Overijssel and a stage in the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque.

The race was animated in the beginning by a break of thirteen with a.o. Lieuwe Westra, Aart Vierhouten, Marcel Beima, Jos Pronk, Lars Boom, Tom Leezer, Graeme Brown, Rick Flens and Matthew Hayman. With five Rabo's and two riders of Vacansoleil it looked like for a while it was the decisive break. Because Skil-Shimano missed the break together with Saxo Bank the break was caught a few kilometers ahead.

After the break of thirteen was caught Sander Oostlander, Maint Berkenbosch and Paul Sneeboer attacked. The three got a maximum gap of around eight minutes before Rabobank, Vacansoleil and Skil-Shimano started the chase. After a break of 85 km the three were caught.

The final started with another attack of local Lieuwe Westra. Westra, and was quickly joined by Bart Vanheule and Tom Relou. Vanheule got rid of his companions and was caught by the bunch with less than 100 meters before the finish line. In the sprint Skil-Shimano perfectly led-out Van Hummel for the win with Tom Veelers and Roy Curvers for the team also in the top ten.

"This winter Iíve worked on my strength with trainer Merijn Zeeman and I still have ďjumpĒ in my legs after a tough race,í said Van Hummel, who was able to take flight in the final metres thanks to team-mate Tom Veelers, who did the groundwork.

The new strategy is suiting the Dutch sprinter. "Iíve been close for a long time, but now I can finally finish it too," continued Van Hummel, who is hoping  to earn himself a place in the Skil/Shimano Tour de France line-up. "Up to the Tour of Belgium I want to perform as well as possible, then thereíll be a rest period before working towards the Dutch championships and hopefully the Tour. In any case, Iíve shown in Dunkerque that I can sprint to win even after a tough race."

Result
1 VAN HUMMEL, Kenny SKS 5:16:0
2 NEYENS, Maarten TSV
3 VANHEULE, Bart TSV
4 RASMUSSEN, Alex SAX
5 BROWN, Graeme RAB
6 VEELERS, Tom SKS
7 COOKE, Baden FPT
8 VANLANDSCHOOT, James WIL
9 CURVERS, Roy SKS
10 REIHS, Michael DEK
11 VIERHOUTEN, Aart FPT
12 BRUIN, Ivor CST
13 MORKOV, Michael SAX
14 ARIESEN, Johim CJP
15 STEURS, Geert TSV
16 VAN OOIJEN, Cornelius CJP
17 VAN DIJK, Stefan WIL
18 VAN AVERMAET, Greg SIL
19 LEEZER, Tom RAB
20 TE BRAKE, Remco TMP
21 PRONK, Mathe FPT
22 MOL, Wouter FPT
23 CARRARA, Matteo FPT
24 MAES, Nikolas TSV
25 SOEPENBERG, Ger CST
26 RENDERS, Sven TSV
27 ELIJZEN, Michiel SIL
28 SCHMITZ, Bram VVE
29 VALACH, Jan ELK
30 HAYMAN, Mathew RAB

Full result

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