Bikes of Race around the Netherlands
28 April, 2022
Name: Fred Westerdaal
Cap number: 63
Bike: Cannondale Topstone 1
Key items of kit: Obviously my bike, what would I be without it. Sleeping system consists of an Outdoor Research bivy, a Fjallraven sleeping bag and a Exped mat. Lightweight and meant for moderate temperatures. So, keeping my fingers crossed. That is also pretty much all I carry, together with some wet weather gear. Don't feel the need to pack much as we mostly will be riding through populated areas. If I need something along the way, I will just buy it.
Name: Dragomir Titei
Cap number: 61
Location: Beltsy, Republic of Moldova
Bike: Canyon Endurance CF SL 8
Key items of kit: Using Apidura bags, wearing castelli endurance shorts and personalized t-shirts; Navigation: Garmin Edge 820; Northwave cycling shoes; Camelback bottles; Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tyres.
Name: Paul Enders
Cap number: 112
Bike: BMC TEAMMACHINE SLR01 THREE
Key items of kit: Mentality
Name: Bob Mesman
Cap number: 75
Bike: TREK SL6 Gravelbike, Ultegra Di2 and Wolf gear, Shimano GRX 600.
Key items of kit: Apidura bikepacks.
Name: Sjoerd Slagter
Cap number: 131
Location: Garyp, The Netherlands
Bike: Giant TCR Advanced 2 2019
Key items of kit: Top tube top bag with repair kit, power banks and phone. Frame bag with food. Seat bag with clothes, spare outer tubes, sleeping bag.
Name: Luc Cousin
Cap number: 98
Bike: Specialized Diverge. Ultegra groupset + Praxis Works crank. DT Swiss R470 DB wheelset. Specialized 26 mm road tyres.
Key items of kit: Apidura saddleback 14 liters. Apidura handlebar bag. Revelate Designs framepack. Topeak toptube bag. Controltech aerobar mini (adapted). Agu foodpouch for spare bidon.
Lights: Front Lezyne 1600 xxl and axa sparelight with rear Magicshine and Lezyne spare light. Navigation: Wahoo Roam
Name: Bren Morgan
Cap number: 54
Bike: Fairlight Strael 2, Hope wheels, SON Dynamo, Ultegra Di2.
Key items of kit: Carradice bags, Buffalo shirt and flip flops.
Name: Roel Goossens
Cap number: 126
Bike: Gaint Propel Advanced 1
Key items of kit: Rockbros frame and saddlebag
Name: Julio Greff
Cap number: 67
Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
Bike: I'll ride my 3T Strada from 2021, with a 1x12 SRAM Force AXS groupset, 28mm Continental GP5000 tyres, and Hunt 54 UD wheels.
Key items of kit: For navigation I'm bringing the Hammerhead Karoo. My bags are the Tailfin Aeropack in the rear, and the Restrap top tube bag. Nutrition is basically Haribo gummy bears, to be supplemented by an equally unhealthy amount of Big Macs en route.
Name: Dirk Thomassen
Cap number: 60
Location: Netherlands, Nijkerk.
Bike: Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 2021, Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Graphene 2.0 32mm tyres, SON Dynamo hub, Sinewave revolution, B+L Lumotec IQ-X.
Key items of kit: Therm-a-Rest Questar sleeping bag, Alpkit bivibag, Klymit Insulated static V sleeping pad ( verre nice), Restrap Seatpack 14L, Restrap aerobar pack 7L, Apidura top tube bag, Bontrager framebag.
Joey van Ede
Name: Joey van Ede
Cap number: 84
Location: Montfoort, the Netherlands
Bike: I will ride a Canyon Ultimate CF SL which has a Shimano 105 group set. I will ride with my CSC 50mm carbon wheels with Continental GP5000 (with tubes) on it. I have added a Profile Design 45/25A aerobar for some extra comfort and aerodynamics.
Key items of kit: I will use three bags on my bike: Topeak Backloader 10L, Topeak Midloader 4,5L and a Topeak Fuel Tank 0,75L. In the Backloader I will carry my clothes and spareparts, the Midloader is fully stacked with food and in the Fuel Tank I will put personal belongings and other small stuff.
I will use a Lezyne Super Drive 1600XXL Front light and a Lezyne Mini Drive 400 front light as spare. For the backlight I got an Bontrager Flare RT and a Lezyne KTV Pro as spare.
For navigation I will use a Wahoo Elemnt Roam and got two Mojogear powerbanks if I need some more power.
My lucky item is a multi-colored Rapha shirt that my girlfriend gave me for a very special moment, I hope this jersey will give me some extra motivation.
Cap number: 70
Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Aero
Key items of kit: Apidura framebag with 3L water tank and Garmin Edge 1030 Plus will be my key technical equipments. Beside that I will first time use aerobar in this race.
Name: Gary Currie
Cap number: 64
Location: Troon, Scotland
Bike: EASTWAY 1.0
Key items of kit: Wahoo BOLT. Bivvy and sleeping bag
Name: Knut Alsemgeest
Cap number: 93
Location: Schipluiden, Netherlands
Bike: Idworx Rock 'n Rohler 29er with Big Apple roadtires. As a newby into ultra bikeraces I just converted by MTB into a roadbikecarrier. I doubted for half a year between picking my road race bike or my converted MTB bike. Ergonomy won me over. With a Jones H-bar mounted I'm sitting more upright, have more available barpositions and a sturdy and stable bike. Weight of the bike is too much for what I would like, but won't be a problem in the Netherlands. Maybe only in the South this will be a disadvantage going up short steep hills. Anyway, what do I know.
Key items of kit: Topeak saddle bag, Topeak front bag carrier and small Restrap bag for toptube. As a first timer I aim for sleeping in hotels, B&B's, 'vrienden op de fiets', to travel as light as possible. I'll be carrying a minimum of clothing, two 900ml bottles and the necessary food for a day. Main goal is to finish this race within 9 days.
Name: Jurjen Draaijer
Cap number: 90
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Bike: Salsa Cutthroat with SRAM Force 1
Key items of kit: Apidura bags, Dynamo light, bivy bag, sleeping bag and matress.
Name: Piotr Liszke
Cap number: 117
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Bike: OPEN WI.DE. on DandyHorse wheels with GRX shifting 1x11.
Key items of kit: A mix of bags from Restap, Apidura and a custom made frame bag "Helrör" from a local bag maker, THLP.
Name: Baptistine Smets
Cap number: 8
Location: Bruxelles, Belgium
Bike: Genesis Croix de fer 20 - 2021 - alt color - full steel.
Key items of kit: I think the best thing I have is my aero bar bag because I can store all the food I want in this extra bag. I don't need to comprise with the other bags. I could call it "my big food pouch" (7L) in fact. I'm equiped by Ena bags so it's full custom made bags that fit my bike very well. This year, I'm sleeping in hotel or trekkershuten so no need for a bivy and a tent.
Name: Robert Glen
Cap number: 123
Location: Oxford, UK
Bike: Oxford Bike Works custom build Model 2:
Frame: Custom steel disc frame (700c Wheels) size 57cm Granite Groupset: Shimano Deore XT T8000 10 speed Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50 11-34t 10 speed Shift Levers: Microshift BS-M10 Chainset: Shimano FC-T3010 48-36-26t 175mm cranks Wheels:
- Rear: Handbuilt Deore XT hub Ryde Andra 321 rims 36 spokes
- Front: Handbuilt Son28 dynamo hub Ryde Andra 321 rims 36 spokes Brakes: Juin Tec Hydraulic Cable operated calipers with Cane Creek V drop Levers Pedals: Shimano PD-EH500 Handlebars: Deda EL 46cm with gel pads, Brooks tape, Hooped aerobars Mudguards: Flinger 50mm Black Tyres: Continental GP5000 700cx28mm Saddle: Brooks Swallow 17
Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition Seat, frame, and bar bag with accessory pouch. Podsacs top tube bag and 2x bottle holders (for snacks!). Velo-charger. B&M front light (dynamo). Vango Helium F10 tent and Sea to Summit ultralight mat with Skyehigh 500 3 season sleeping bag. 2x1L bottles for water.
Gino De Kerf
Name: Gino De Kerf
Cap number: 71
Bike: Jaegher Ascender. Shimano Ultegra Di2. Shamal wheels.
Key items of kit: Restrap top tube bag, frame bag and 14l saddle bag with an Apidura food pouch.
Name: Richard Porter
Cap number: 50
Location: Yorkshire, UK.
Bike: Cannondale Topstone 2.
Key items of kit: Full Alpkit bags.
Name: Joss Ridley
Cap number: 89
Location: Essex, UK
Bike: Jaegher Interceptor Flymaster “De MOAB”, SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset, Quarq powermeter, SWS XCC Wheelset.
Key items of kit: Restrap bags, Ortlieb handlebar box, SON 28 Dynamo with Edelux lights, lucky item - orange socks!
Name: Anouk Wolters
Cap number: 4
Location: Hedley-on-the-Hill, Northumberland, UK
Bike: Scott Contessa Solace 105 disc
Key items of kit: Alpkit saddle and bar bags. Topeak top tube bag. Profile Design aero bars.
Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Two cerberus moon tail lights. Two Nite Rider front lights. Two B'twin spare lights. Loop mount for emergency phone navigation. Two Camelback podium bottles. Abus lock.
Repair kit (two spare tubes, tyre patches, tool, spare chain links, speedlinks, tyre leavers, wet lube, cable ties, pump), spare cycling outfit, spare normal-people-outfit, USB charging hub and cables, Anker power bank, Outlery fork, laundry soap sheets, tooth brush and paste, lip balm, chamois cream, sunscreen, Velopack phone case.
DHB rain jacket, Mountain Warehouse down jacket, ProViz reflective jacket, Van Rijssel arm warmers, Aeropex aftershokz headphones.
Name: Arne Wolters
Cap number: 51
Location: Hedley-on-the-Hill, Northumberland, UK
Bike: I will ride my GT Grade Carbon Expert 2021 with: Shimano GRX 2x11 speed (46/30 - 11/34), Hunt 4 Season disc wheelset, Continental GP 4 season tyres (32mm) and Profile Design Sonic Ergo 50A aerobars. I'll navigate with a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt (phone as spare) and light the way with NiteRider Lumina 750 and 1200 headlights, Cerberus Moon tail lights and Lezyne 150 striplights.
Key items of kit: Alpkit Rando series bikepacking bags. Handlebar bag: Alpkit bivvy, pipedream sleeping bag and inflatable mat. Frame bag: tools, chain links, spare tubes (x2), patches, cable ties, lubrication for the bike, power packs, charging leads and extra layers (arm warmers, gilet, gloves, buff). Saddle pack: spare bib tights, base layer (x2), jersey (x2), socks (x2), toiletries, lubrication for me, high viz jacket and straps, and a Stolen Goat rain jacket on the outside.
Apidura top tube bag: all the snacks and a spork (for even more snacks). Finally, on my handlebars 'Nuts' the squirrel, so I have someone to talk to into the headwinds.
Name: Martin Staffa
Location: Weimar, Germany
Bike: Rennstahl Gravel 853 with Leeze Wheels, SRAM Force with oval chainring and Pirelli Cinturato Velo 32mm tyres.
Key items of kit: Cyclite Set.
Name: Jan-willem Bobbink
Cap number: 82
Location: Den Haag
Bike: Mason Resolution with Duke Rims, Absolute Black 50/34 Oval Rings and Continental Grand Prix 5000 30mm tyres.
Key items of kit: Stroopwafels en krentenbollen. BBB Cycling Easytire.
Name: Werner Velis
Cap number: 147
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Key items of kit: Frame bag and saddle bag.
Name: Werner Coolen
Cap number: 139
Bike: J.Guillem Atalaya (Titanium) with SRAM Force AXS 1x12, Scope R4A Carbon Wheels, Teravail Rampart 38mm tyres, Ritchey Ergo Max Handlebar and Deda Parabolica Due Aero Bars.
Key items of kit: Restrap Race saddle bag, top tube bag, frame bag and stem bag/snack pack. Duo Bags BCN Handlebar Bag. Sigma Buster 2000 front light. Lezyne Mega Drive 18001 spare front light, Lezyne Strip Drive rear light and Knog Plus read light.
Name: Hans Meinsma
Cap number: 73
Location: Balk, Netherlands
Bike: I will be riding my 2018 Canyon Ultimate CF SL with Shimano Ultegra groupsset and Mavic Cosmic wheels with Schwalbe One 2020 Skinwall tires. For navigation i will use the Garmin Edge 520 plus. My Lezyne rear en front lights will make the nights like daytime.
Key items of kit: The bags that i will use are the Agu Venture serie frame pack, seat pack and most important snack pack.
Bike: CUBE AGREE C:62 SLT 2021
Key items of kit: It is difficult to say what is the most important thing on my bike, for me there is a new setup. I have high hopes for the SON 28 dynamo and light + usb charger from KLite. Also, the bottle cages on the seatpost and fork should make me more autonomous. I'll see how it helps soon.
Name: Norbert Taucher
Cap number: 109
Bike: Merida Scultura 4000 Mavic Cosmic Ultegra 2x9
Key items of kit: Zefal BackLoader Garmin Edge 1030 Cycle2charge SON Edelux 2 Sea to Summit Ultralight Air Mat
Name: Marc Wismans
Cap number: 79
Bike: I’m riding a Surly Midnight Special, with ‘good old’ Dura Ace triple cranks, TRP Hylex brakes, DT Swiss RR521 700c rims, Nitto M-1 Rivendel front- and Tubus Cosmo rear carrier, Profile Design aerobar and Gilles Berthoud ‘Aspin’ saddle. Bags a little bit of everything (Ortlieb, Revelate Designs, Restrap and last but not least a Kriega US-5 Drypack motorbag). More specs on: https://www.marcwismans.nl/surly/
Key items of kit: I really don’t have any other secrets. I stay calm, don’t let anyone rush me, drink coffee and cycle!
Name: Keno Pieper
Cap number: 92
Location: Germany Oldenburg
Bike: Focus Mares 9.8 SON 28 dynamohub with Sinewave Revolution USB-port
Key items of kit: -Apidura framebag, foodpouch and top tube bag -Tailfin Aeropack with 10L pannier bag -Full bivy setup (no money for hotels/hostels) :) -Wahoo ELMNT -Redshift dual position seatpost
Name: Wessel Kremer
Cap number: 140
Bike: My weapon of choice is the Cannondale Topstone 2 with 37mm slick WTB graveltires and a tri-bar mounted to it. I put a stealth pro saddle on it to prevent saddle sores :). The panniers on the back wont be used. They're for my commute only. However, I found out that due to it being there I can put a 1,5L bottle between the panniers and the saddlebag. :)
For me comfort is key, so i went for a variety possible hand positions and a not too agressive setting. Most participants will use a race bike, but I opted for the gravel bike, because it has a more solid feel on the road and the wider tires will provide additional comfort.
Key items of kit: Probably bringing too much stuff, but I still have the feeling that I'm going minimalistic :).
Frontbag: a vango blade tent (2kg) + rain gear (jacket and waterproof trousers). Toptubebag: food, food and some more food (especially bars) Framebag: heavy stuff like a 30.000 Mah powerbank, tools, spare tubes and sealant Bidons: 2 with water and 1 with multitools, zipties and spares Saddlebag: sleeping bag, liner, sleeping mat, extra set of cycling clothes and a set of sleeping clothes (it will get cold :))
The panniers on the bag normally hold two bags for my commute, but i found that they also carry a 1,5L bottle nicely.
I use two small lights on the back (no particular brand) and a Spanninga Thor light for the front.
My secret weapon: my amazing grandmother (beppe) made me a souvernir for during the trip :). The best mental support there is.
Name: Heero Zwart
Cap number: 76
Location: Sneek, Nederland
Bike: Cannondale Top-Stone 1 model 2020, 32mm Continental 5000 tyres, FFWD Drift Fast forward wheel set.
Key items of kit: Apidura bags, 3 bidons, LSRF Merino Socks, Rapha Pro-Team Bibshort, Castelli Perfetto Rosso Corsa short sleave jacket, Gore Infinium Arm-warmers, Rapha Pro-Team Leg-warmers
Name: Bart Reitsma
Cap number: 52
Location: Tolbert, The Netherlands
Bike: I will ride my Van Nicholas Rowtag, equipped with wide 47mm WTB Horizon tires for a smooth comfortable ride. 1x11 setup with 42t chainring and 10-42t cassette. Profile design aero bars for comfort and variation in hand positions.
Key items of kit: Using four Apidura bags to carry everything necessary. Large expedition saddle bag filled with mostly clothes and stuff I don’t expect to use while riding. The racing frame bag, top tube bag and aerobar bag carry a mix of food, spares, charger and a small lock. The plan is to sleep in hotels so I’m not bringing much sleeping gear.
Cap number: 43
Bike: Liv Envie Advanced Pro. My first road bike, pretty aero, designed for women with a flashy paint job, with Shimano Ultegra Di2 for easy shifting, high profile Giant SLR carbon wheels with Conti 5000s tubeless tyres for low rolling resistance, Old school rim brakes, Profile Desgin Aerobars, Specialized Power Mimic saddle with SWAT mount for additional bottles, Garmin powermeter pedals.
Key items of kit: Everything is packed in 4 ultra-light bikepacking bags specifically designed to be more aero. Tailfin Aeropack Carbon carries spares, barefoot socks, Patagonia Puffy Jacket, spare clothes, rain kit, emergency food & kit, Cyclite framebag carries Lenzyne micro floor pump, Moonlight spare front light, large Anker Powerbank, sunscreen SFP50+, chargers, GoPro batteries, documents, large Cyclite Top Tube bag carries another small Anker Powerbank, Apple Airtag & plenty of bars, Cyclite Aero Bar Bag carries Garmin Powerbank, Rapha rainjacket, waterproof gloves, vision glasses on top of that plenty of mounts for Iphone, Garmin, Wahoo Bolt & Lenzyne 700XL front light. Finally the odd Apidura Musette.
Cap number: 66
Bike: Canyon Speedmax CF Shimano Ultegra Di2, Flo Carbon wheels with Conti 5000S tyres, cockpit modified with drop handlebar & integrated hydration system, Deda Jet One extensions, Specialized Power saddle with SWAT mount for additional water P2M powermeter, Shimano Dura Ace pedals,
Key items of kit: Wahoo bolt & elemnt computers, several Anker powerbanks, Tailfin Aero Rack to carry clothes, rainjacket (Rapha Insulated Pro), sunscreen, food, spares, lights, chargers, first aid kit, rain pants, waterproof gloves & socks, Petz headlamp, drink mix & Apidura Musette
Name: Bas Vlaskamp
Cap number: 1
Bike: Giant Propel, Rotor brakes and Dura Ace drivetrain, singlespeed 54-16, aero wheels, Custom Detour framebag, Apidura Racing Saddlebag, Cyclite aero handlebar bag and 2 BBB foodpouches, GP5000 tires (32mm rear, 28mm front), latex inner tubes.
Key items of kit: Will go for longer cranks this year to ride a lower cadence and still have (hopefully) enough leverage, would be interesting to see if that works out. I will carry a lot of water and food to reduce stopping time and to reduce the risk for shortages at night.
Cap number: 2
Bike: Salsa Warbird with Shimano GRX600
Key items of kit: Saddle bag, top bag, aerobar bag
Name: Imran Shaikh
Cap number: 78
Location: Harrogate , Yorkshire
Bike: Enigma echelon titanium frame with rim brakes Dt Swiss oxic wheels Hope seatpost Brooks saddle
Key items of kit: Mix of apidura expedition and racing bags Zipp aero bars Have a apidura hydration bladder in bag for fluids Going to be carrying expedition freeze dried meals for main food and snacks on the way Lights Belkin power bank and exposure front light Quad lock for phone and wahoo Elemnt bolt
Name: Paul Streets
Cap number: 37
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Bike: I will be riding my Litespeed T2 with Shimano Ultegra Di2, 50/34 and 11/34 gearing. Wheels are Mavic Carbon Pro UST set up tubeless with Pirelli Cinturato tyres. Profile design aero bars with Dura Ace Di2 bar end shifters, for extra comfort and to hide from the wind. Pro Stealth off-road saddle for the extra padding!
Key items of kit: I will be taking the Tailfin Aeropack backed up with Apidura Racing top tube bag, frame bag and aero bar bag. Lighting will be Exposure Diablo front and See Sense Ace rear. I will be using a Hammerhead K2 computer for my navigation. Key clothing will be my Rapha Brevet bib shorts and jersey, backed up with a Patagonia down jacket for the cold mornings and nights.
Name: Fimme Veldhuis
Cap number: 29
Bike: Giant propel advanced rim brakes
Key items of kit: Apidura frame bag 7,5 l Hydration Blatter 3 l Saddle pack 17 l Top tube pack 1 l
Name: Lowette Johan
Cap number: cap 85
Location: Duffel, Belgium
Bike: Specialized Diverge with Roval C38 wheels. Brooks C15 cambium saddle and TT bars for a comfy ride. GRX groupset 2X 48-31/11-32 Schwalbe Pro One 30mm tires, tubeless of course.
Key items of kit: Bags : saddle bag is a Restrap, for clothing, toiletries and some electronics. Half framebag is a AGU, only because it fits perfectly. (not to watertight though) for food and some fast access things. Top tube is a Apidura because it is small enough not to hinder my knees. For gels and 1 electronics. At the front a Apidura Racing aerobar pack for fast access to raingear and gloves. I use a Gore shakedry jacket and a rainshort. Hopefully not to much rain... rest of clothing mostly Rapha Brevet series.
Name: Wim Ceulemans
Cap number: 38
Location: Nijlen , Belgium
Bike: Specilaized Sequoia Shimano 105 groupset Son dynamo hub with AXA lights + USB connector Wahoo elemnt for navigation Roubaix pro 28mm tires Brooks saddle
Key items of kit: Top tube ( custome made ) for electronics and valuables Frame bag ( custome made ) with camel back for drinks & food Spare tube and tools in botttom bottle holder. Topeak rack that I normally use for my commute now holds a very large drybag so I can take enough clothes to conquer the Dutch weather. 2nd set of lights from Lezyne
Name: Henri Arts
Cap number: 77
Location: Oijen, Noord Brabant
Bike: Cervelo R5 Ultegra Di 2 Fulcrum Zero Wheels
Key items of kit: Apidura Saddle-bag Leyzine front- and rear lights
Name: Marian Bobko
Cap number: 41
Bike: front wheels 2x 20 x 1.35, rear wheel 24 x 1.75. drive Speed 9, Sturmey-Archer CS-RK3, Asymmetric 38. The lights have AA batteries no name.
Key items of kit: I will be sleeping quiet spot at the side of the road .Backpacks made to measure . Powerbank 30A a 20A . Navigation mobile Oukitel WP5 application BikeComputerPro, route recording IGPSPORT iGS320.
Name: Richard Lake
Cap number: 120
Location: Lincolnshire, UK
Bike: Sonder Colibri Titanium Ultegra 11 speed 50/34 4 Season Hunt Wheelset 4iiii Power Meter Look Keo Pedals
Key items of kit: Garmin 530/Wahoo Roam PedalCell Dynamo/RavPower power bank Restrap Aero Race Bag Apidura 2L Top Tube Bag AlpKit Fiana 13L Saddle Bag AlpKit customised Full Frame Bag
Name: Richard Sidney
Cap number: 121
Bike: Specialized Diverge
Key items of kit: Basically a stock Diverge with Hunt carbon aero 50 wheels with 35mm schwalbe all round tyres set up tubeless. Brooks C15 saddle. Apidura racing bags. Profile design aero bars. Navigation is garmin 830.
Name: Kees Overboom
Cap number: 91
Bike: Salsa Cutthroat with Shimano GRX group
Key items of kit: Bags are from Revelate and Agu. Navigation device is Garmin Edge 830
Name: Niklas Muxel
Cap number: 33
Location: Koblenz Germany
Bike: Vpace Flint :-)
Key items of kit: - Tailfin aero pack with all my sleeping gear and other stuff.
- The apidura aero pack underneath the bars is perfect for my rain and cold weather gear :-)
- Custom wheels with a dynamo hub and the sinewave light are Perfect for lighting and charging my devices
Name: Alberto Viciana
Cap number: 44
Bike: Canyon ultimate cf sl 8 Shimano ultegra di2 DtSwiss wheelset
Key items of kit: Apidura bags Leadout bar bag BBBcycling lights
Name: Christian Menzel
Cap number: 27
Location: Halle (Saale), Germany
Bike: Rennstahl Gravel 853 (2020) with Shimano Ultegra groupset, Son Dynamo, Pirelli Cinturato Velo 32mm tubeless
Key items of kit: Bags from Apidura and Ortlieb and sleep system vrienden op de fiets ;-)
Name: Jelle Fokkema
Cap number: 30
Bike: Colnago master Olympic with SRAM Red eTap 1x11 with AbsoluteBlack chainring.
Key items of kit: Mix with of several brands for the bags, bivy, sleeping bag and mat. All electronics are from Lezyne.
Name: Aleš Vaníček
Cap number: 45
Location: Žacléř, Czech Republic
Bike: Dolan GXT Titanium Disc Gravel, wheels Sting 38mm carbon, Shimano Ultegra 52/34 and 11/34.
Key items of kit: Garmin Edge 530 + Garmin extra battery, saddle bag and frame bag Sport Arsenal, Apidura top tube pack.
Els De Clercq
Name: Els De Clercq
Cap number: 6
Location: Gent, Belgium
Bike: Genesis Croix de Fer Titanium, Shimano 105 and Oval sprockets 46/30t with 11-34t cassette. Wheels are H+Son THE HYRDA DISC, Sapim race spokes, Son Dynamo, RS Rear 32H and Schwalbe PRO ONE 28x1.25 tyres.
Key items of kit: Bags: Apidura frame bag, top tube framebag and saddlebag with Revelate feedbags. Lights: front: Exposure revo, rear: Exposure redeye. Sleep system: a nice hotel
Name: Bas Belder
Cap number: 53
Location: Berkenwoude, Netherlands
Bike: Scott Addict RC CX (2010)
Key items of kit: Topeak saddle bag for sleeping gear: Alpkit bivvy bag, Klymit sleeping pad, liner, down jacket and an inflatable pillow (luxury item ;-)). Woho frame bag for spare/rain clothing and toolkit. Restrap top tube bag filled with electronics/valuables and two food pouches in front, two bottles at the back.
Name: Jos Koop
Cap number: 87
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Bike: Genesis Zero Disc with Shimano Ultegra Di2, Dura-Ace C40 wheels, PRO Stealth saddle and PRO finishing kit.
Key items of kit: PRO Discover bags
Name: Auke Jongbloed
Cap number: 7
Location: Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Bike: Riding with my Aero Giant Propel with Giant aero bars to ride the winds of the Netherlands, Semi compact Crankset with 11/30 to conquer the hills of Limburg. Love my Swiss P1800 spline wheelset as they can handle the weight and are easily maintainable.
Key items of kit: The key items are the whole aero setup because of the conditions in the Netherlands. Weight is not the biggest thing in our Flat country but winds can make it as hard as riding in the alps.
Name: Peter Selles
Cap number: 115
Location: Assen, The Netherlands
Bike: Cannondale Synapse. Shimano Ultegra. Zoran handmade carbon weels.
Key items of kit: Apidura seat, front and frame bags. Topeak topbag.
Name: Kilian Wagner
Cap number: 39
Bike: Standert Ergeschoss Stainless Steel Gravel Bike with Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels with 28mm Continental Grand Prix 5000s. Shimano GRX800 groupset.
Key items of kit: Cyclite Aero Bar Pack, Ortlieb Seat Pack, Ortlieb Frame Bag, Restrap Top Tube Bag, Apidura Food Pouch.
Name: Stephane Große-Lüger
Cap number: 132
Location: Velbert , Germany
Bike: Rose Backroad with a Reynolds Wheelset and Schwalbe Durano DD 28 mm tires. Shimano Grx 810 Groupset, Profile Aero Bars.
Key items of kit: Sea to summit Sleepmat & Sleeping Bag, Mammut Bivi, Light Trelock & BM. Navigation Wahoo Element Bolt , Bags Apidura & Ortlieb.