You can’t travel anywhere anymore without your smartphone, so the riders took some videos and selfies, starting with Trek-Segafredo‘s 2012 Giro winner Ryder Hesjedal.
BMC‘s Manuel Quinziato’s tweet captures just how many people were crowded around the presentation stages.
The Dutch fans certainly love their cycling.
Etixx-Quick Step‘s Lukasz Wisniowski got a great experience before the start of his first three-week race.
Team Sky got a pretty good reception from the Apeldoorn crowd.
But the biggest cheer may have been saved for Dutch squad LottoNL-Jumbo.
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Movistar‘s Rory Sutherland poses for a snap with roomate Jasha Sutterlin.
While his teammate Jose Joaquin Rojas took this video of his ride to the podium.
Bob Jungels will be hoping to get the support of the Dutch fans again, given that his Luxembourg national champion’s kit looks exactly the same as Niki Terpstra’s Dutch champions kit.
Eat your heart out Peter Sagan…
And finally, poor Ian Boswell almost didn’t make it to the presentation. Sky had to send a car back to the hotel to pick him up, apparently.