By Daniel Dwarswaard

    Bauke Mollema has to laugh about it herself. His team Trek still has some work to do to make his new time trial suit in time. One in the colors red, white and blue. Next Friday during the opening time trial of the Tour in the Danish capital Copenhagen, he really drives it. At the age of 35, he took part in the Dutch National Time Trial Championship for the first time. It’s been going pretty well lately, that time trial. But beat top favorite Tom Dumoulin at the Dutch championship? No, he hadn’t expected that either. ,,It really gives a kick, such a sweater. I had never even won a medal at a National Championship. Not even with the juniors or the promises.”