Judy and Alice both went to watch and take photos:
|Here the peloton appears, riding at speed along the south side of the Vaart (canal).|
|Alice's view from the other side of the canal.|
|The riders turned and crossed the canal on this bridge|
The top three in the first stage were Kenny van Hummel, Sacha Modolo and Adam Blythe. You can see full results here and more photos in Judy's Picasaweb album.
There are also women's races, which didn't come through Assen this year. However, there are some nice photos here of the womens' race, including climbing a hill on the route.
See also a video of a completely different event at the same location.