What an awesome event to see the NZ7s train so close to home! Although home for only a few more days it was totally wicked to see the Kiwis prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. The All Blacks arrived on 16 July and were received with great honour. From the Ambassador of New Zealand to a member of the Dutch cabinet and ofcourse all the local celebs, they were all there to watch the first haka on Castricum soil. Many more were to follow. In the training and the training matches the squad made playing rugby look easy. The Castricum rugby boys and a mixed Dutch sevens team did give their all, but where generously beaten by the All Blacks. We will be rooting for this great team to gain their 5th consecutive title at the Commonwealth Games! In the meantime, check out our pics here.
Being one of only 2 tournaments in the world with a million dollars in prize money, there was a great international turnout at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2014: Transavia Grandslam Beachvolleybal in Scheveningen. It was another succesful tournament for Taiana Lima with new partner Fernanda Alves to lead Brazil to their 5th consecutive women’s gold medal in as many FIVB World Tour events on Scheveningen beach. Definately worth checking out our pictures here.
It was a hot day for the local tour of Obdam. With the big guns of the ladies cycling peloton preparing for La Tour, it was Danielle Lissenberg-Bekkering who won the Ronde van Obdam before Trieneke Fokkens and Kelly Markus. Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for more pics.
First St Vith and then Landgraaf. Githa Michiels is currently riding stronger than ever and this hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Belgian Cycling Federation. In a couple of weeks time Githa is off to the US and Canada to ride some big races. And of course the Belgian national MTB championships. Will Githa be able to continue wearing the Belgian national champion jersey? We reckon she will! Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for more pics.
This year it was a new venue for the Landgraaf MTB race. No more Snowworld with its killer mountain, but a new course close to the former location. Michiel van der Heijden wins beating Hans Becking in second place and Frank Breemer in third. Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for more pics.
Rachel Klamer (NED) delighted the home fans with a victory at the ETU Premium European Cup in Holten. Klamer finished ahead of the impressive Audrey Merle (FRA) and Kate Roberts (RSA). Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for more pics.
Bence Bicsák (HUN) was victorious with Lukas Pertl (AUT) second and Gustav Iden (NOR) third. Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for more pics.
Margot Garabedian (FRA) wins ETU Junior Women Triathlon Holten ahead of Alberte Kjaer Pedersen (DEN) and Emilie Morier (FRA). Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for more pics.
With a very fast run Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) won the ETU Triathlon Holten. Christophe Hettich (GER) and Simon Viain (FRA) finished second and third respectively behind Polyanskiy. Don’t forget to check out our portfolio for more pics.