Also Inge van der Heijden got her first season victory in the orange colours of CCC-Liv. Our cross-talent wrote the international cyclo-cross in Rucphen on Saturday to her name. She looked particularly strong; even two flat tires at almost the same place on the course could not keep her from the victory flowers.
“I am very happy about this. You always start with the intention to do as well as possible and to win, whatever race it is. Given the absence of a number of strong competitors, I knew in advance that a podium position should be possible. Anyway, you must always make it happen.”
Inge’s victory is a boost for an extra portion of confidence on the way to the next stops: the World Cup in Hoogerheide (Sunday) and the World Championship (next weekend). “A victory boosts the morale. This confirms to me that I do not have to complain about my form”, according to Inge, who was too fast for Manon Bakker and Helen Wyman.
Photo credits: Cor Vos