I thought why not dedicate my Man Candy post to this Dutch hottie and introduce you all to some of our country's background (you know bookbloggies Leontine, Marissa and Pearl are from the Netherlands too).
See, skating is a very big thing in our country, not so much the figure skating but especially the speed skating. Every Dutch child learns how to skate and the ultimate goal for a lot of Dutchies is to skate once in their life the "Elfstedentocht" ('tour of 11 cities' - the 'elf/11 steden/cities are connected with each other by river and ditches which are only once every few decades all frozen). It's quite some tour that takes a whole day to skate from beginning to end.
Anyway, we have a lot of famous skaters that are fast, but one of the best of the last decades is definitely Sven Kramer. He's in his early twenties and has won a lot of the important championships and now he's skating for some Olympic medals and the first one (gold) he won last weekend while he was riding an Olympic Record at the 5000 meter race. He has this mighty strong legs and long powerful strides that make me drool...
Well, nuff words said! Let's look at him a little bit closer! Here are another two pics and a video, especially the last one shows his muscled and well trained bod in all it's glory *sigh*. I'm sorry the video is in Dutch, but it's not important what's said anyway. I watch it myself when it's on mute and with some Michael Bublé music in the background (btw at 2.08m you see his cute smile). Hope you enjoy :)
Btw I dedicate this episode of Man Candy to Tam! She'll know why :)