In light of all the problems in the first half of the season, I am almost a little proud of the way I finished the ZLM Tour. Unfortunately I didn’t get an top results. But the goal was mainly to put as much stress on myself as I could. And I achieved that. One of the four stages went very well. That I couldn’t recover so quickly after a stage due to my lack of training and race kilometers because of my illness this spring, was to be expected.I still don’t have the racing hardness and especially on the first day, my legs were pretty heavy. It is normal that the form fluctuates from day to day after an altitude training camp. I know that from past years. But overall I think that this race has helped me. My body is again in the race rhythm and I am motivated and in good spirits as I look to the Tour de France.