Victory in Eschweiler (Germany), strong performances in The Netherlands and some powerfull cycling of our U23 riders in Belgium!

Strong performances today in several half marathons in Germany and The Netherlands for our athletes!

It was Jens, who already ran a very fast half marathon in January…who tried to race hard today in his final preprace towards his ’18 tri season!
In Eschweiler (Germany), he got a hilly (260D+) race ahead of him with some offroad trails in the course. A very consistent race with uphills at 3’50/km and downhills and flatter sections at 3’30/km he managed his race just above 1h15′!
Fast for this young triathlete, who made steps once again and we will have to keep an eye on him in his mostly German raceschedule!

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Jens chasing the 1h15′ in Germany

Another half marathon in Sluis (The Netherlands) for a couple of our triathletes! A perfectly flat race with the wind as an opponent and an absolute topfield at the starting line! Many of our athletes crushed their PR a few weeks before the start of the season and are ready for the duathlons/triathlons coming up!

 

In Sluis our female athletes in particular did an excellent job by putting down fine races and coming closer to their 70.3 goals this gives a mental boost!In the male race our first athletes were Bart V (1h20), Wesley (1h27) and Bart DB (1h30), they sure had time for some photoshoots!

A bit more north in The Netherlands, the yearly duathlon in Hilversum was the opener of the national duathlon circuit! For the first time in 6years without Jan (sick, flu)  but with Adrian! And Adrian defended our presence well with a very nice 5th place in this sprintduathlon! A good test, and already a good result leading up towards his next maingoals in Ter Idzard (Netherlands) and 70.3 Mallorca (Spain)!

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Freezing temperatures for Adrian in the Netherlands, a nice 5th today!

In Belgium the first triathlon of the season also took place, with Vincent entering this race and finishing 28th after a good period of training and putting a big step forward!

Our cyclists currently had or a big training weekend before some A-races that are coming with GP Slovakia (UCI1.2), Arden Challenge (UCI 2.12), GP Adria Mobilia (UCI 1.2),…or hat had some serious racing going on this weekend!
With Svenne (4th) and Guillaume (3rd) yesterday our younger cyclists Robbe and Dries, both U23 riders took part in Budingen-Zoutleeuw (1.12). With once again Dries totally in front of the race he keeps on confirming what he has in his legs.

 

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Our riders are getting sharp towards the climbing races next weeks!

Going into the final of the race for victory again, Dries finishes 6th today after a stunning race! Robbe from his part is racing his first year U23/Elite and the longer distances in these races seem to like him and he likes the distances. Sprinting in front of the peloton lead him to 26th place today!

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Another nice 6th place for Dries today, cumulating good results!

Next to this a couple of our athletes seem to get stronger than their gear at the moment,

this weekend our athletes sent messages of broken chains, wheels and gears…are they becoming so strong or have the icy temperatures an influence on this…who knows?! Let’s see!

Congratulations to all our athletes racing out there today, cold weather…but hot results!

 

Jesse

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