Sunday, January 07, 2007

Biketown Woerden

This weekend the Dutch National Cyclo-cross Championships took place in Woerden. The MTB-track next to our home was transformed into a race-track according to the standards of the UCI. For two days we lived in the middle of a “Parc fermée” and became part of a national Bike-happening. I visited several races. The course was extremely hard for the athletes, the rain turned 90 % of the track into a thick layer of heavy mud.

It was a good occasion to experiment with the new Fuji camera in taking action pictures in low light. I think I discovered half of the options of this camera…
Woerden (30.000 inhabitants) has high ambitions in getting known as a sportive Biketown. In March the first edition of the Ronde van het Groene Hart finishes in Woerden. The "Ronde van het Groene Hart" is UCI qualified level 1.1, so international professional road-cycling teams like Rabobank, CSC, Quick Step-Innergetic, Davitamon-Lotto and T-Mobile will take part. I welcome this promotion for Woerden.
Next step: add the kayakdiscipline to Woerdens’ sporty image ?!

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