#RoadToBEAT to the Dutch championships time trial

Piotr Havik

Today I rode my first time trial of this season, the district championships time trial in Berkel and Rodenrijs (South Holland). This means my time trial period has arrived.

My main goal is to be in top shape for the Dutch championships time trial in Montferland and also for the upcoming Top Competition time trials. To prepare as well as possible, I have supplemented my race calendar with some time trials. By practicing time trials as often as possible, you learn to ride better on the “pain boundary.” This is an essential skill during time trials. You don’t want to “blow up” your legs in the time trial, but you certainly can’t be too gentle on yourself either. You need to practice often to manage the effort level in a time trial, so I also ride on my time trial bike twice a week. In particular, I try to perfect my position and, with the help of specific blocks of training, increase my endurance.

Timetrial calendar
24/05 District Kampioenschap Tijdrijden (28km)
30/05 TT Zeewolde (34km)
08/06 TT Woubrugge (15km)
21/06 Dutch Championship TT  Montferland - Elite with and without contract (52km)
28/06 Top Competitie climb TT Camerig
09/07 Top Competitie TT Emmen