The marathon teams are preparing for a busy marathon weekend. Saturday the KPN Marathon Cup in Assen is planned and on Sunday the peloton goes for the first time this season to the "natural ice" of Biddinghuizen.
Temperatures drop and winter values begin to take off. For the night, in the coming days even light frost is predicted. The heartbeat of the real marathon skaters will go faster, especially when driving on the "natural ice" track in Biddinghuizen. With temperatures around freezing point is the 'almost' real natural ice on the outside track of Flevonice.
On Sunday on the 2.5-kilometer circuit of FlevOnice the first race will be held. The marathon skaters will start early in the morning with a team time trial of one lap. Later in de morning the marathon races are planned. Unlike all other marathons the races in Biddinghuizen will go on time and not on points. Who has the best time after both races wins.
8.00 uur 1e Divisie - 100
19.30 uur Woman - 70
20.30 uur Top Divisie - 125
Start Woman 8.30 uur ploegentijdrit, 22 teams x 1.30 min is 30 minuten
Start Man 9.00 uur ploegentijdrit, 15 teams x 1.30 min is 20 minuten
Start Woman 9.45 uur, Pelotonsrit 40 km is 1.15 minuten
Start Men 11.05, Pelotonsrit 50 km is 1.15 min