Ronde van Overijssel 2013 / 4 May / Rijssen
This year it was the 61st edition of the Ronde van Overijssel (UCI 1.2). Unlike last year, when the race celebrated its 60th anniversary by adding a prologue to its program, the race only consisted of the classic course of 202,5 kilometres in the east of The Netherlands. However, the organisation has pointed out that they might organize a women’s edition of the race too in the near future. In the photo above, riders are waiting for the start that took place at 12 o’clock.
Bas Stamsnijder (RIJ) was interviewed after the finish by RTV Oost, the local television channel that broadcasted the race live this year. He rides for De Rijke – Shanks, the Continental team that was very active in the finale of the race and wishes to become a ProContinental Team next year.
The podium of this year’s edition included the winner Tom Vermeer (CJP), the number two Martin Mortensen (VPC) and the number three Christoph Pfingsten (RIJ). On the left of them, Kasper Klostergaard (VPC), who won the prize for most combative rider, and Dries Hollanders (MET), who won the sprint prize.
The winner of the Ronde van Overijssel 2013, Tom Vermeer (CJP), dedicated his victory to his grandmother, who was watching the race at home on the tv.