Barnabás Peák riding for Hungary and Daan Hoole for the Netherlands were the two Academy representatives in today’s U23 World Championships time trial. The 30 km long parcour was marked by two short steep climbs in the second half of the race, and together with rainy weather and accumulated water on the road made it a difficult one for all participants. The 2018 Hungarian Elite time trial champion was the first of our riders off the ramp, but he could not find his best pace around the course but he finished just outside the Top 25 of the day. Meanwhile, the U23 Dutch National time trial champion, Daan Hoole, set a constant rhythm from start to finish and concluded the day with the tenth best time in what was his first-ever participation in the U23 World Championships. The second-year U23 has finished all the time trials that he took part this season within the Top 10, including a second place in the opening Giro valle d’Aosta prologue and a sixth place in the U23 European TT Championships. Daan Hoole, looks back to today’s performance: “I am not 100% satisfied with my performance today. I think that I left sometime in the corners and some parts after the climbs, so that are some learning points for next time. However a tenth place is not a bad result, I came here with a Top 10 placement in mind so that goal is accomplished. Now there is enough time to recover for the road race and I am really looking forward to race and give it all”.