It was a fabulous weekend of racing on the coast of Belgium. As one of the last hit outs before Rio where a large number of the athletes would be taking part, it was great to see where my training is at. We had the largest contingent of trike riders in both the Men and Women T2. 21 Men and 8 Women, so it is great to see the categories growing!
The weekend started off with the Time Trial on Friday. The course was used for both the TT and the Road Race, was very flat, very technical at the start and very windy! I can’t stress enough about the technical and the wind. It was an 8.35km course that had 14 turns in it and most of them in the first couple of km’s! During the TT the wind was a tail wind for 2.3km straight out by the airport and then we turned around and had 2.3km into a full on head wind. At one point my fastest speed was just over 42km/hr on the way out and could only sit on 25km/hr coming back! With 2 laps it was not a nice thing to think we had to do it all over again after that 1st lap!
But in the end I ended up winning the TT by 2:01 minutes, over Jill Walsh (USA) and Jana Majunke (GER).