Last week, Piotr Havik won the Wattmeister Challenge and with it an internship at Team Katusha-Alpecin. What does this mean for BEAT Cycling Club? It’s very simple: Piotr is and remains a BEAT rider.
We are proud that Piotr’s #RoadToBEAT has been promising, and we have supported him as he pursues his goals. The steps he has taken with us and with Westland Wil Vooruit in the past six months have exceeded all expectations. But what does an internship contract at Katusha mean for Piotr’s involvement with BEAT?
Essentially, very little will change. Piotr will continue to race for BEAT and Westland Wil Vooruit, as he has been doing the whole season. High-level training and races with Team Katusha-Alpecin will be added, allowing Piotr to prove on that level that he is ready for the pro peloton – the road we started with him this year. In short, we’ll “lend” him to Katusha for the coming period. Soon we will provide an overview of the races he will participate in and which team he will be riding for in each.
Piotr’s #RoadToBEAT is not yet finished, and we will continue to follow him during his internship at Katusha.