Being the defending champion never makes it easy.
Happy with my race and performance.
A good swim put me into a good position on the bike. Together with Dries Matthys, Thomas Guilmot and teammate Alexis Krug, we rode up to the front of the race. With 8 guys we managed to stay away from the chasepack.
Halfway onto the run, Noah Servais showed his strength and took off. Adrien Deharre was also too strong and I had to settle for third.
I am satisfied to be on the podium, to defend my title this way and to have been in the mix!
Congrats to the new 🇧🇪 champ Noah Servais!