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.
Backroads 2019 had it all. So proud to have made it happen. You’ll find a full gallery of the event on Exposure.