Sunday 29th of april, I participated in the Belgian Duathlon championships.
One week ago it was more than 25 degrees, now it was raining, soaking wet and merely 10 degrees.. nothing to do about that, just race!
The start was quite fast (as any run race or duathlon) but after 1k the pace dropped a little bit and I just followed easily in the feet. Entering T1 we were 4 and had a gap. In the very first corner already one of us crashed. Continuing with three, we were looking at each other and two chasers were able to catch us. For the rest of the bike leg we rode together, sometimes in an orderly fashion, sometimes attacking and trying to get away. Good fun! In the last technical section, I was leading and my teammate, Tim Van Hemel, was in second position. On purpose he left a little gap, so that I could get awaya and continue on my own for 1k or so to enter T2 solo. So I did and left T2 with a little advantage on the chasers.
I managed to hold this small advantage and take home the victory!
I entered the race with some expectations and I performed accordingly. Great succes!
Next up is the Triathlon World Cup in Astana (KAZ)