Terpstra solos to Dutch victory

Boom, Lindeman on podium on a rainy Sunday

Niki Terpstra of Omega Pharma-QuickStep won his second Dutch road title. He soloed in to the finish in Kerkrade in the heavy rain, which had reduced the field to only a handful. Lars Boom (Rabobank) and Bert-Jan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM) broke from the small group of chasers in the final lap of the circuit to take second and third respectively, about two minutes later.

Terpstra, who had previously won the title in 2010, took off with about 40km to go. The race was marked by exceptionally bad weather and multiple crashes resulting in fewer than 20 finishers.

Full Results
1Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)6:09:33 
2Lars Boom (Rabobank Cycling Team)0:01:59 
3Bertjan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM)0:02:02 
4Michel Kreder (Garmin - Barracuda)0:02:50 
5Sebastian Langeveld (Orica GreenEdge)0:02:59 
6Robert Gesink (Rabobank Cycling Team)  
7Tom Dumoulin (Argos - Shimano)0:08:32 
8Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM)0:08:41 
9Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank Cycling Team)0:08:47 
10Koen De Kort (Argos - Shimano)  
11Tom Vermeer (Nutrixxion Abus)0:08:49 
12Wilco Kelderman (Rabobank Cycling Team)  
13Roy Curvers (Argos - Shimano)0:26:01 
14Bart Van Haaren (Koga Cycling Team)  
15Dirk Bellemakers (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony)  
16Ronan Van Zandbeek (Argos - Shimano)  

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