1 Building base camp ROW.
2 The camp site is close to the track.
3 Wout preparing BBQ food.
4 Bart and Martine
5 The 750km-Düsseldorf-to-Le_Mans skate group arrives.
6 TNS Frankfurt building their base camp.
7 Including a kitchen :-)
8 Me having a first look at the track.
9 Good surface..
10 and a nice hill.
11 Having a last good rest before the race.
12 Or not.....TNS having their last briefing.
13 Dirk found his sleepingbag.
14 Photo-boy Frank, Germaine and Martijn.
15 Maritza managed to get something growing here :-)
16 Ouch, to early in the morning.
17 Having breakfast.
18 Our coach Wilma.
19 The rest of the camp is waking up too.
20 And ofcourse another briefing: eavesdropping on German strategy.
21 Now it's time for the Roller Parade through the city.
22 Martine, Germaine and myself.
25 Jan making new friends.
26 Some dressed up for the occasion.
27 Is this decoration, or did this guy fall into a bush?
28 The eye-sight impaired skaters can participate as well using a guide on skates.
29 Dutch Team ROW.
30 Let's go!
31 Everyone in the official shirt.
32 Meeting another Dutch team: "Bob the Racer" from Delft.
33 La vache qui roule?
34 The real photo boy.
35 A couple of thousand skaters entering downtown Le Mans.
36 A saint?
37 Up hill, down hill.
38 Arriving at the towns square.
39 The staff having a busy time.
40 A never ending stream of skaters.
41 Peter S. and Erwin.
42 Peter N, it's me.
43 All packed together.
45 DUSFOR Einroller Frank.
46 And back to the circuit again.
47 To set up our pit box.
48 Getting ready for the race. (Pic. MC)
49 The relay boxes.
50 Saturday 4:00 pm ready to start. (Pic. MC)
51 Running to our skates at the other side of the track. (Pic. MC)
52 Strapping on the skates as fast as you can. (Pic. MC)
53 Except for me, I was busy filming. (Pic. MC)
54 and on my way. (Pic. MC)
55 Waiting for the relay.
56 Germaine ready to race her lap. (Pic. MC)
57 The relay strip.
58 The Dunlop bridge on top of the hill.
59 Excellent asphalt surface.
60 Hardly any files to draft.
66 Peter S.
67 TNS pit box.
68 Our pit box. (Pic. MC)
69 Coach Wilma inspecting the crew. (Pic. MC)
70 And again the hill.
71 Getting ready for the last lap.
72 Bernard, another solo skater.
73 Now people are teaming up.
74 Even long files to draft.
75 The last km.
76 Solo skaters Bernard en Brigitte.
77 Water supply.
78 This is a great moment. The crowd cheering for the last meters to the finish.
79 Yes, we're done!
80 The ceremony of the winners.