The Belgian Championship takes place this week with the individual time trial on Thursday and the road race on Sunday. These races are one of Gaëtan Bille’s big goals.
« I’m looking forward to this race. I really want to do a great race on Sunday », Gaetan Bille says.
Gaëtan Bille rode last week the Ster ZLM Toer, a five days race. He took the 20th place in the general classification. « I didn’t feel so good. I was a little tired. I didn’t take any risks for Thursday and Sunday. I will recover now to be ready for the Belgian Championship. »
On the time trial in Mol-Postel the Walloon rider hopes to get a spot in the top five. « This is a race for powerful riders. A time trial in the Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure suits me better. If I have a good day, a top 5 is possible. If I have a super day, I can think about the podium. I will do my best and then I have two days to recover for the Sunday’s race. »
The Sunday’s race is going to be very difficult with 35 climbs. The best riders won’t be able to hide themselves. « This race looks like Liège-Bastogne-Liège with more than 4,000 vertical meters. The favourite is Greg Van Avermaet. This remains a special race. Tactics will be very important. I expect a great result », Gaëtan Bille concludes.