Ann-Sophie Duyck bags new Belgian TT title
Jun 21 2018 08:49 pm CET

Ann-Sophie Duyck bags new Belgian TT title
Ann-Sophie Duyck bags new Belgian TT title
Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling

Cervelo-Bigla's Ann-Sophie Duyck has won the time trial of the Belgian championships. This is the fifth consecutive title for the rider.

Duyck completed the 28.8-kilometre route, which was divided in a 14.4-kilometre circuit, in 40 minutes, one minute and eleven seconds faster than Lotto-Soudal's Lotte Kopecky. "I’m very happy because I was a bit uncertain coming into the race, it was a very fast course and I was worried I wouldn’t be fast enough but after the first lap I already took some time on my competitors and kept on the pace," said the rider after the competition.

"The course was near my home and I did a lot of recons so I knew it off by heart. I knew exactly what was coming but there was a lot of wind blowing today and I didn’t take any risks in the corners and everything went smoothly. I’m very happy with how I did the race."

Despite this being the fifth time Duyck gets the title, she keeps enjoying the victory. "You never get used to the jersey," she explained. "A championship always brings new nerves and we had to prove something today because the course is only 20 minutes from my house so it’s really nice to win here, that was the only option today."

Ellen van Loy stepped on the last spot of the podium.



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