in the first week after the Tour de France, the so called "criteriums" are being raced, mainly in Belgium and Holland. One of the oldest is the "8 van Chaam" in the Southern part of Holland. This was the 78th edition.
1. Tom Dumoulin broke his arm in the Tour. He is the hot favourite for the gold in the Olympic Time trial race in Rio. this was a test for him to see if he can race with his injury. He dropped out of the race after the first hour. Fingers crossed he'll be able to race in Rio. Bauke Mollema is the other rider in the shot.
2. All is quiet in the first few laps of this 100km race.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/JDtsZH IMG_7873_DxO by mikeeagle1963, on Flickr
3. Stef Clement finished in the top 20 of the Tour 2016IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/KsZwzp IMG_7952_DxO by mikeeagle1963, on Flickr
4. Mollema keeping up the paceIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/KsZwi2 IMG_7979_DxO by mikeeagle1963, on Flickr
5. In the Durch countrysideIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/KsZvUg IMG_8007_DxO by mikeeagle1963, on Flickr
6. Last lap for Stef Clement who ended up the winner of the raceIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/KqucHN IMG_8064_DxO by mikeeagle1963, on Flickr
7. Bauke finished second in the raceIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/JDtt6K IMG_8070_DxO by mikeeagle1963, on Flickr
or rather in B&W?IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/JDtsCR IMG_8070_DxO_2 by mikeeagle1963, on Flickr