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Terpstra takes Dutch title

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Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank).

Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank).
(Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
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Theo Bos leads Niki Terpstra.

Theo Bos leads Niki Terpstra.
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Robin Chaigneau (Skil Shimano).

Robin Chaigneau (Skil Shimano).
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank).

Robert Gesink (Rabobank).
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The podium (l-r): Pieter Weening, Niki Terpstra and Lars Boom.

The podium (l-r): Pieter Weening, Niki Terpstra and Lars Boom.
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Niki Terpstra hugs Reinier Honig (Acqua & Sapone) afte the finish.

Niki Terpstra hugs Reinier Honig (Acqua & Sapone) afte the finish.
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A laughing Niki Terpstra could smile after taking the title.

A laughing Niki Terpstra could smile after taking the title.
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Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank).

Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank).
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Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank).

Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank).
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BMC Racing's Karsten Kroon.

BMC Racing's Karsten Kroon.
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Gerben Loewik was back from injury for the Dutch titles.

Gerben Loewik was back from injury for the Dutch titles.
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Rabobank pair Bouke Mollema and Steven Kruijswijk.

Rabobank pair Bouke Mollema and Steven Kruijswijk.
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Thijs Al (AA Drink) works hard.

Thijs Al (AA Drink) works hard.
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Pieter Weening, Piets Rooyakkers, Arnoud van Groen and Jos Van Emden.

Pieter Weening, Piets Rooyakkers, Arnoud van Groen and Jos Van Emden.
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Rabobank trio Tom Leezer, Pieter Weening and Jos Van Emden.

Rabobank trio Tom Leezer, Pieter Weening and Jos Van Emden.
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Niki Terpstra (Milram) celebrates his win

Niki Terpstra (Milram) celebrates his win
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Theo Bos (Cerv

Theo Bos (Cerv
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The early break never stood a chance.

The early break never stood a chance.
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Niki Terpstra takes the Dutch national title.

Niki Terpstra takes the Dutch national title.
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Dennis Van Winden (Rabobank).

Dennis Van Winden (Rabobank).
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Jos Van Emden (Rabobank).

Jos Van Emden (Rabobank).
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Lars Boom (Rabobank).

Lars Boom (Rabobank).
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Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Transitions).

Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Transitions).
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Martijn Maaskant stretches out the bunch.

Martijn Maaskant stretches out the bunch.
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Niki Terpstra on the podium.

Niki Terpstra on the podium.
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A relieved Niki Terpstra savours his win.

A relieved Niki Terpstra savours his win.
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Niki Terpstra and his young son.

Niki Terpstra and his young son.
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Pieter Weening and Rabobank PR man Luuc Eisenga.

Pieter Weening and Rabobank PR man Luuc Eisenga.
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Pieter Weening (Rabobank).

Pieter Weening (Rabobank).
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Rick Flens (Rabobank) leads the peloton.

Rick Flens (Rabobank) leads the peloton.
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Flens and his Rabobank crew pulls along the peloton.

Flens and his Rabobank crew pulls along the peloton.
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Servais Knaven (Milram) before the start.

Servais Knaven (Milram) before the start.
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Theo Bos (Cerv

Theo Bos (Cerv
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Niki Terpstra (Milram)

Niki Terpstra (Milram)
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Pieter Weening (Rabobank)

Pieter Weening (Rabobank)
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Jos van Emden (Rabobank) on the attack

Jos van Emden (Rabobank) on the attack
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Niki Terpstra's winning bike

Niki Terpstra's winning bike
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The podium of the 2010 Dutch road championships

The podium of the 2010 Dutch road championships
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Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Transitions) on the attack

Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Transitions) on the attack
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Niki Terpstra (Milram) leads on the last lap

Niki Terpstra (Milram) leads on the last lap
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Reinier Honig (Acqua&Sapone- D'Angelo&Antenucci)

Reinier Honig (Acqua&Sapone- D'Angelo&Antenucci)
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Niki Terpstra (Milram)

Niki Terpstra (Milram)
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Niki Terpstra (Milram) can hardly believe he has won

Niki Terpstra (Milram) can hardly believe he has won
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Niki Terpstra (Milram) just after the line

Niki Terpstra (Milram) just after the line
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Niki Terpstra (Milram) wins the Dutch road title

Niki Terpstra (Milram) wins the Dutch road title
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Niki Terpstra (Milram) in his new national champion's jersey

Niki Terpstra (Milram) in his new national champion's jersey
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Niki Terpstra (Milram) hugs Reinier Honig (Acqua&Sapone- D'Angelo&Antenucci)

Niki Terpstra (Milram) hugs Reinier Honig (Acqua&Sapone- D'Angelo&Antenucci)
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The attack with four laps to go

The attack with four laps to go
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Lars Boom (Rabobank) finishes third

Lars Boom (Rabobank) finishes third
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Niki Terpstra of Milram.

Niki Terpstra of Milram.
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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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