After a good preporation i was totally ready for it, the Dutch Nationals. The legs were good and that was visible. I started at my own pace and created a gap. Some time later the number two closed the gap, he took over but i followed him. He managed to create a gap, but i closed it. There were some sections where he was faster, but everytime i managed to come back. In the second to last lap disaster struck. I had some loss of concentration in the technical section and i went over the bars. I jumped back on the bike and went full effort. After halve a lap i was back in his wheel, the bell for the last lap rang. Unfortunately the tank was empty, so i had to let him go. But super happy with second place! It was a very nice race and i pushed myself to the maximum.