Posted by Editoress on 04/22/08
We received the following e-mail from a Dutch cousin of Anne Samplonius, who provided the most heartfelt description of pride we have seen in a while:
Goodmorning, Dear Lady / Sir,
Anne SAMPLONIUS wins Ronde Van Gelderland. And i see her WIN!!!!
Well, I hope you can read my very bad, or worse English grammar. I never learn it on school but as a retired Long Distance Trucker I learn different languages on road-side. Sorry for that.
First let me tell you more about myself. Anne is a second cousin from me, and I have her never seen before. The first time I saw her was April 13 in De Ronde Van Drenthe, Hoogeveen -Holland.
Before the start in Apeldoorn she told me her legs are not OK. She started as latest and WIN!
After 75 kilometres right before the first clime ( Zijpenberg ) she was i guess number 120, but than it's happen, a miracle!!!!!!!!!!! After another 15 kilometres she was number 6 in the race. In the city of Apeldoorn the lady's has another 3 rounds (Laps) to go, the first round she was number 5 , the second round she was number 6, and than she GO, like a SCANIA diesel truck!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER STOP! She win!! Number two on 10 seconds. A great racer SOLID AS A ROCK, 40 years young..........WOW!!!!
Ha-ha, i gives her a lot Huggy's and a big kiss. She deserve all.
I am real proud to her, yes!!
With kind regards, Gerard SAMPLONIUS.
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