Beach racing in the Netherlands (and Belgium) is a big deal and it is what inspired to us create Battle on the Beach, but the popularity and interest certainly took us by surprise and international entries is something we didn’t expect to have in the first year. As well as a strong contingent of riders from Belgium, we are excited to announce that 3 riders from the KMC-Koga MTB/Beachracing team will be travelling to Wales to compete at Pembrey.
Team manager, Martin Schuttert got in contact as soon as the event was announced and will be riding himself, along with Stefan Vreugdenhil and Karen Brouwer.
Stefan is an experienced professional racer in The Netherlands, competing on the road and at beach races and will certainly be one to watch for the Open Male win while Karen has competed at an international level in MTB at European and World Championships as well as World Cup events. We are looking forward to welcoming all our international entrants in March!
Full press release (in Dutch) available here: http://www.mountainbiketeam.com/2014/01/17/kmc-koga-bikers-starten-in-battle-on-the-beach/