So here’s another story about the Dutch and cycling. When there is a storm coming, you plan the national championship ‘tegenwindfietsen’, riding headwind. Because what is not to like about a championship which measures who has the strongest legs to go against a storm with gusts between 100 and 120 km/h on the standard Gazelle bike.
Funniest thing: storm Ciara became too strong mid-championship, so the Oosterscheldekering (part of the Delta works that keeps our feet dry) on which the event took place had to be closed. Nevertheless two winners were announced.