Karen Brouwer and Cemile Trommer also managed to win the two final stages of the 4 Islands MTB stage race in Croatia on the isles Cres and Lošinj. No stages were presented to the competition. For each victory they had to battle and especially Brouwer had to give all she’s got to keep up with her partner.
‘Cemile was really strong and did most of the hard work. When we reached the top of a climb she shifted gear which made it sometimes hard for me to keep up with her. This race is really challenging and demands technical skills from a rider. Short steep climbs are varied with fast tracks but we also crossed sections with loose stones. Now it’s time to travel home, recover and enjoy this victory.’, stated Brouwer.
Around Cordoba Gerben Mos and Roel Verhoeven rode their final two stages from the Andalucia Bike Race. With ranks between 11th and 19th place their classification did not change anymore and Verhoeven finished 14th and Mos at 16th place. The race was won by Spaniard David Valero and the Dutchman Hans Becking finished at 5th place.