Motor bike too much for former skater
Former world champion speed skater Rintje Ritsma broke his collar bone while making a few promotional laps to promote his switch to motorbike racing on Tuesday.
Ritsma has been signed up by the Dutch Superbike team for the Dutch open championship, and had his first race on the Assen circuit on Easter Monday. He came last in his event, driving a 1,000 Suzuki.
On Tuesday, Ritsma came off the bike on a corner while making a few laps for reporters following a news conference about his motorbike ambitions. He will be out for two to three weeks, Nos tv said.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation