Big racing weekend in Belgium!
What a good start of the season for our duathletes today in Kortrijk!
In the male race it’s Robby who puts down a 3’30/km first run, strong bike and finishing off with a 3’36/km run! Duathlon is fast, hard and mean! Robby finishing 17th today!
In the female race national champion Claes was outstanding, but our athletes managed a strong race behind her and were found 2nd and 3rd very soon in the race!
During the bikecourse it was Debbie who overtook Emelie after a strong 1st run! In the 2nd run Emelie came close and finished strongly on 3rd place! Debbie stayed on 2nd place and has an excellent start in this sport!
Also in triathlon the first races were held, Yves started in one of his first 1/4triathlons in Hamme and the hot conditions gave him wings. Heading towards top 10 in the master category!
A bit further, In Beernem a very fast 1/4 triathlon race in sunny conditions! Probably inspired by our strong female duathletes in Kortrijk, she managed a good first race!In the male race Wim DK probably has his fastest ever race and takes 7th, while our cyclocrossrider/Cyclist Klaas starts his season with a triathlon! This coronayear running became a more important part of his program. With some trailrun races in his legs, his fast cycling legs and some swimming this triathlon was a nice goal in his hometown! Onwards to the next one!
Our Elite and also master cyclists from their side showed once again they didn’t miss the start of the season! In Zedelgem the Elite/U23 riders had a very fast race!
Lars Van Coppenolle and Dries Maesen our men in the race.Dries went in the first breakaway with 6 riders and was followed by 14 more riders. 20man sprinting for victory, Dries takes 4th!45.6km/h avg today. After an excellent winter and spring it was definitely time to get racing again! Good start of his season! Lars VC not in the lead group, and has to recover quickly.
Tomorrow another race coming for both!
In the elite race in Rigenée Anthony in the breakaway for 1 lap but not a very open race, massive sprint in the end! Good start of the season riding the race intensities again! Now fine tuning towars upcoming races! For Svenne another top 10 today in Rigenée (Masters race) and closing his opening season with 6th and 10th place! A good start is always a lead up to more!