In the second day of the European Championships it was turn for the Men’s U23 TT race. The riders had to tackled a challenging fast course that computed a total of 31,5 Km around the streets of Herning, and our guys did meet the exceptions.
Our first rider off the ramp was the U23 Dutch Time Trial Champion, Julius van den Berg, who was rocking a customized Koga TeeTee. The strong Dutchman set a fast pace from the very beginning and that effort paid off with a final 15th place for him.
Nine minutes later Edo Affini started his run, and what a run it was. The Italian rider showed his showed his skills when it comes to riding against the clock and in the first time checks he was riding close to the best times. Affini kept his high pace and finished the day in fourth position overall, missing out the podium spot by just nine seconds.
Of course it is a deception not being on the podium, but it will make him even more motivated to work towards the World Championship at the end of September!