Terpstra takes Dutch title

Milram rider beats Weening and Boom

Niki Terpstra of Team Milram overcame the strength of the Rabobank team to take the men's Elite Netherlands national road title on Sunday. He outsprinted Rabobank's Pieter Weening, with Lars Boom finishing third.

Milram had only three riders in the race and knew it would be tough to go up against the 19 from Rabobank, a team which had won the title the last four years.   Weening's and Boom's anger and frustration were evident on the podium.

Terpstra and Weening got away on the final lap of the circuit course, with Boom and last year's winner Koos Moerenhout giving chase.

With 30km to go, there were four Rabo riders in the eight-man leading group.  Weening attacked out of the group and Terpstra went with him. Going into the finale, Boom and Moorenhout were very close behind them.  But insead of waiting for his teammates, Weening attacked again.  “A beginner's mistake,” said  Rabobank directeur sportif Adri Van Houwelingen.

Terpstra went with him and won the two-man sprint. “I had great confidence that I was fastest,” he said.  “The sprint final was easier than I expected.''

The 26-year-old said he was “very happy, very proud” over his win, and looked forward to wearing his new jersey in the Tour de France.  “So gorgeous, one year long to show you are the best in the country."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Team Milram)5:05:26 
2Pieter Weening (Rabobank)0:00:03 
3Lars Boom (Rabobank)0:00:08 
4Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank)0:00:18 
5Tom Veelers (Skil Shimano)0:00:24 
6Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Transitions)  
7Stefan van Dijk (Willems Verandas)  
8Dirk Bellemakers (Landbouwkrediet)  
9Koen de Kort (Skil Shimano)  
10Huub Duyn (Team Netapp)  
11Arnoud van Groen (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
12Joost Posthuma (Rabobank)  
13Reinier Honig (Acqua&Sapone- D'Angelo&Antenucci)  
14Luc Hagenaars (Kuota-Indeland)  
15Michiel Elijzen (Omega-Pharma Lotto)  
16Maarten de Jonge (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
17Joost van Leijen (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
18Karsten Kroon (BMC racing team)  
19Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank)  
20Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)  
21Robert Gesink (Rabobank)  
22Eric van de Meent (Qin Cycling Team)  
23Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Van Vliet-EBH Elshof)  
24Pim de Beer (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
25Tom Stamsnijder (Rabobank)  
26Tom Relou (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
27Bart van Haaren (Van Vliet-EBH Elshof)  
28Theo Bos (Cervélo Test Team)  
29Emmanuel van Ruitenbeek (Kuota-Indeland)  
30Wout Poels (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
31Servais Knaven (Team Milram)  
32Rob Ruygh (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
33Bram Tankink (Rabobank)  
34Addy Engels (Quickstep)  
35Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank)  
36Bram Schmitz (Van Vliet-EBH Elshof)  
37Sander Oostlander (Van Vliet-EBH Elshof)  
38Alain van der Velde (Qin Cycling Team)  
39Floris Goesinnen (Skil Shimano)0:00:46 
40Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
41Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank)  
42Thomas Berkhout (Van Vliet-EBH Elshof)0:00:53 
43Stefan Cohnen (Differdange)  
44Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
45Robin Chaigneau (Skil Shimano)  
46Dennis van Winden (Rabobank)  
47Roy Curvers (Skil Shimano)  
48Kenny van Hummel (Skil Shimano)  
49Jos van Emden (Rabobank)  
50Tom Leezer (Rabobank)  
51Thijs van Amerongen (AA Drink cycling team)  
52Piet Rooijakkers (Skil Shimano)  
53Albert Timmer (Skil Shimano)  
54Cornelius van Ooijen (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
55Peter Schulting (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
DNFRick Flens (Rabobank)  
DNFKai Reus (Rabobank)  
DNFWim Stroetinga (Team Milram)  
DNSHans Dekkers (Landbouwkrediet)  
DNFJob Vissers (Skil Shimano)  
DNFWouter Mol (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFJens Mouris (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFBobbie Traksel (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team)  
DNSMichel Kreder (Garmin-Transitions)  
DNSRicardo van der Velde (Garmin-Transitions)  
DNFGerben Lowik (Omega-Pharma Lotto)  
DNFHans Bloks (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
DNFMarco Bos (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
DNFThom van Dulmen (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
DNFSierk-Jan de Haan (Cyclingteam Jo Piels)  
DNFTjarco Cuppens (Differdange)  
DNSLeon van Bon (Marco Polo)  
DNFJoop de Gans (Palmans-Cras)  
DNSFrank van Kuik (Qin Cycling Team)  
DNSGerben de Knegt (Rabobank)  
DNFWouter Sybrandy (Sigma sport-Specialized)  
DNFThomas Rabou (Team Type 1)  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Team Type 1)  
DNFFred Rompelberg (Rompelberg fietsvakanties)  
DNSTim Veldt (Schijf)  
DNSYondi Schmidt (Schmidt Zeevis)  
DNFThijs Al (AA Drink cycling team)  
DNSEddy van IJzendoorn (AA Drink cycling team)  
DNFDanny Stam (AA Drink cycling team)  
DNFPeter Schep (Koga Creditforce)  


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