Duyck wins fifth Belgian time trial title in Anzegem

Ann-Sophie Duyck (Cervelo Bigla) won her fifth time trial title at the Belgian Road Championships in Anzegem on Thursday. She stormed over the 28.8km course in 40 minutes even, besting compatriots Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal Ladies) and cyclo-cross star Ellen Van Loy. 

"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," Duyck said in a team press release.

"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."

This being the fifth consecutive year Duyck has won the prestigious title, she says being a national champion is an achievement you always appreciate.

"You never get used to the jersey. 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."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:40:00
2Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:11
3Ellen Van Loy (Bel)0:01:24
4Githa Michiels (Bel)0:01:29
5Julie Van De Velde (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:02:04
6Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:02:10
7Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport0:02:51
8Annelies Dom (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:03:10
9Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport0:03:21
10Alana Castrique (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:03:46
11Mieke Leeman (Bel)0:04:03
12Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Ale Cipollini0:04:14
13Femke Verstichelen (Bel) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling0:04:34
14Noa Selosse (Bel)0:04:44
15Nathalie Verschelden (Bel)0:05:14
16Sarah Ten Hartog (Bel)0:06:25
17Evy Roelen (Bel)0:06:38
18Gilke Croket (Bel)0:07:20


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