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Van der Duin takes Canyon-SRAM’s first podium at Ronde van Drenthe

Van der Duin takes Canyon-SRAM's first podium at Ronde van Drenthe

Regardless of the result, the Ronde van Drenthe would have been a special race for Maike van der Duin (Canyon-SRAM). Born, raised, and still living in Assen, less than 30 km from the VAMberg, the 21-year-old had been looking forward to her local race for some time – but finishing in third place was unexpected, and Van der Duin sported a huge smile on her dirt-encrusted face during the post-race TV interview with local station RTV Drenthe.

“It’s a dream, really. If someone had offered me this before the race, I would have taken it. I had hoped for it, but not really expected it. Six times up the VAMberg, that could work out well for me, but maybe also go in the wrong direction. 

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