Thursday the 22nd of April was the first time trial of the year with the classical Rondje Defensieweg: a tricky time trial of about 10km in hilly terrain. The favourate for the men was Tjalle, who had won the time trial classification the past years and who in his humbleness still bothers to return his leaders jearsey at the end of every year. The favourite for the women was Judith, who had proven that she can ride at least as fast as her sister. Both favourites did not disappoint despite the enormous pressure that was laying on their shoulders and Tjalle and Judith both took the win with a considerable margin of 1:15 and 1:26 on the number two, respectively. Bas and Bart gained the other podium spots in the men’s time trial, while Eline and Els took a nice second and third place in the women’s time trial. Overall there were a lot of fast times during this first time trial, which is promising for the coming time trials!