Ronde van het Mergelland - Netherlands
This race is run in Limburg, which is in the south of the Netherlands. The
starting point is Eijsden which is essentially the last town in the NL before
one enters Belgium and into Vise, just north of Luik (Liege). To the east, are
the Dutch "Alps", where several very steep but not very long hills can be
found. The Amstel Gold race goes over this terrain later in the month.
Lucien de Louw won the Ronde van het Mergelland in Eijsden. After the 180km
race, he had a 2 second gap on Jan Boven. Raymond Meijs was third at 54