On September 4th we were invited as special guests to join the “Preuvenetour”. This cycling charity event, were a lot of famous Dutch prominents and well trained tour cyclers take part in, was this year in the south of Holland and Belgium and had a total lenghth of 160 km.
We started with 20 players and staff of our team on a tour bike for the first stage of 44 km. After the first stage unfortunately 15 of us had to give up: lack of bicycle experience ;-( After the second stage of 61 km another 4 had to give up but in total they cycled 105 km each: a real achievement.
We had one player left in the cycling race and we were wondering if he would manage to accomplish the whole tour….On his tour bike wearing normal sport shoes, “Dome” finished with the leading group of 5; unbelievable and what a remarkable achievement! A lot of cyclists came to congratulate him and he received from us a well deserved extra bonus. This tour through the beautiful landscape we will never forget.
Special thanks to Mr. Hans Hoffman and his committee from the Preuvenetour for inviting us and to Mr. Quadakkers for serving the Thai players special Asian food during the day!