Victor Campenaerts is European time trial champion
Victor Campenaerts has cycled his way into the history books in the EC time trials. In the Danish town of Herning, the Belgian was two seconds ahead of Maciej Bodnar from Poland and four seconds ahead of the Irish participant Ryan Mullen. Last year Campenaerts had to content himself with the silver medal.
At the European Cycling Championships Victor Campenaerts took a gold medal for Belgium in the time trials. After 46 kilometres, the cyclist from Hoboken was two seconds ahead of Maciej Bodnar from Poland and four ahead of the Irish participant Ryan Mullen. Even so, things looked bad for Campenaerts for a long time, as he lost a considerable lead on his competitors at both the first and second waypoints. He finally managed to catch up with his delay of nearly twenty seconds and take the lead.
This is Campenaerts' second European title in the time trials, after having already won a gold medal in 2013 in the U23-category. Last year this cyclist from the LottoNL-Jumbo team also became the Belgian time trial professional champion for the first time. The former triathlete is now focusing his efforts on the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, where he also hopes to go for gold in the time trials.