Storm ‘Dennis’ Arrived in Belgium!Bad news for our athletes because of cancelled races, but…a macrocyclus stays a macrocyclus and thinking problem solving is a good skill to develop as an athlete…So changes of racelocations and looking for races who did go on!
🇪🇸No problem in this for Anthony! Tenerife is about sun!Yesterday 4th in Tenerife and today stage 2 (final stage for him)! With a 24K climb today wouldn’t be easy and opponents such as Davide Rebellin https://www.procyclingstats.com/nl/rider/davide-rebellinAnthony did well after yesterday and did a strong performance on the climb (~ +-350NP)! This results in a 3rd place in today’s stage and 3rd place in GC! The start of the season, is always important! And our riders didn’t miss it!
🇧🇶 Jinn was racing in Venlo, as Belgian cycling cancelled all races for security reasons. In The Netherlands that was not the case. Jinn is looking for shape towards the first important elite races and did well. 6th place today!
🇧🇪 In Belgium many races cancelled, but there’s no storm harder than the ‘TSPB-Storm’, and so it was today!!
Wim DC could change the cancelled duathlon in Hofstade for the 12K running race in Deinze! Strong as this master is he takes 3rd overall!
In Kasterlee Iron Tony races in the 16K road/field race and finishes just aside the podium on 4th!!!
Trail des Z’amoureux also in the Ardens, with trees falling left and right of the runners this must have been one of the most challenging trailruns in Belgium. The pure smell of sports and nature. Great adrenalineshot also!
Nice results also of our athletes racing in Kiewit-Hasselt, with Raymond, Julie and Roel on 10K and Geoffrey taking top 10 in the 5K running race!
At the beach the strongest winds in the whole country were measured with over 100km/h gusts of wind…but that doesn’t stop ‘Flandriens’ from duathlon racing and shape chasing! I already knew our athletes have the best spirit in the world, but today they astonished again!
Our female athletes at the starting line…made a clean sweep by taking all three steps of the podium! Emelie entering T1 first, just before Inge, Hannah a bit further! Inge took the lead on her beloved trails and Emelie kept strong in 2nd! Meanwhile strong cyclist Hannah moved up to 3rd to never let go this place anymore! Inge takes 1st, Emelie 2nd!
In the male race our sharp athletes were afraid of getting blown away…but that fear was not necessary! Robby confirms his strong testing results and huge progression to finish 5th! Lesly, finally got his chance to race a crossduathlon in Belgium and took it with both hands in these tough conditions by finishing on 10th after a close combat with strong Kristof on 12! Closely followed by Jesse in 17th position (not the coach ;-))
In the masters race Bart takes 4th as one of the older masters! While the much younger master Frederick also shows the big steps he made past months finishing 9th.
Sandman inferno also has a long version of this race, in these conditions the athlete racing it deserve not less than a statue! Steven and Sander survived these conditions and Sander could finally almost get into top 10…finishing 12th! Well done!
🇨🇦In Canada Ironman Vadim races the Montreal 10K, and does this in style…taking 3rd overall! 2 months to go before his first 70.3race of the season in Florida, USA.
And for those only drinking a hot coffee and not challenging the weather today! U’ve missed one hell of a big storm ;)But don’t fear, there will be one…every weekend from now!
📸 Steven Hamerlinck, thanks (y) (y)
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