Alec Segaert and Britt Knaven are the Belgian time trial champions in the men’s and women’s Under 23 respectively. The national title fight took place on Sunday in Javier, East Flanders.
At 23.2 kilometres, Alec Segaert (28’17”) was barely a second behind Jonathan Vervenne. The last podium place went to Lennert Van Eetvelt who drove 15 seconds slower than Alec Segaert.
The past year has also shown that Segaert is a formidable talent just in time to try the young ones out. In Trentino, Italy, he won the European title against the clock for Sian Oetdebrookes.
Brett Knaven, daughter of former Paris-Roubaix winner Servis, was the highlight of the U-23 Women’s Championship. She finished the race with a time of 33’14”, was 25 seconds faster than Elena Debuk, and the bronze medal went to Evge Brandt.
Knaven prevails among women.
Students and Joris win the juniors
Duarte Marivoet Scholiers and Febe Jooris are Belgium’s junior champions. Schullers raced the 23.2 km track in a time of 29’15 inches in the triathlon, Jens Verbruggi had to give in 41 seconds, and bronze was awarded to Jarno van Herke.
Phoebe Juris can complete her year-long time trials with the Belgian tricolor around her shoulders. She finished after 16’06”, leaving Xaydee Van Sinaey 40 seconds behind. Zélie Graux completed the podium.
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