Almost 250 cyclists from all corners of The Netherlands (plus a few Belgians!) gathered at cycling cafe De Proloog on the crisp morning of April the 13th. Participants were handed a warm cup of coffee, a race number and a bon voyage and got on their way to ride the backroads of the Gelderse Vallei.
With its many twists and turns, small side roads and 25 unpaved segments, Backroads is a true ode to the Springclassics. Routedesigner Gijs expertly led the riders around parts of the countryside they had never seen before. After the ride, which was cold (there was actually a bit of snow blasting through the far corner of the 120k route), but mostly sunny, riders were welcomed back with Belgian fries, beers and live music.
Category : 120k with 25 unpaved segments
Next edition : March 14 | 2020
Location : De Proloog