Jos van Emden becomes Dutch national time trial champion for the second time
Jun 27 2019 04:48 am CET

Jos van Emden becomes Dutch national time trial champion for the second time
Jos van Emden becomes Dutch national time trial champion for the second time
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Jos van Emden has taken the victory in the time trial of the Dutch national championships. This is the second time the rider becomes the champion in the discipline in his home country, the other time was in 2010.

The fight against the clock in the Netherlands was 40.8-kilometres long in Ede and Van Emden stopped the clock in 46 minutes and 59 seconds. EF Education First's Sebastian Langeveld was eight seconds slower than the rider of Jumbo-Visma, and Ineos' Dylan van Baarle completed the podium of the competition by finishing the course 27 seconds slower than the winner.

"I think this is one of the nicest jerseys there is", said Van Emden showing the Dutch national colours. "It almost became an obsession for me to win here again. If it wouldn't have worked out, I would have found it a loss. I did not anticipate this victory though. Yesterday, I did not feel too good due to the heat, so my confidence dropped.

"I am not satisfied with my time trial, but I kept fighting until the end and that resulted in this jersey. I partly owe this victory to Mathieu Heijboer. He puts a lot of time and energy in me and this discipline and he knows how much I wanted to win. I trust him blindly."

Head of performance Heijboer will also assist Wout van Aert in the Belgian championships. "After the spring, we trained a lot on the time trial with Wout," he mentioned. "This resulted in a great victory in the Dauphiné. Hopefully, he can take the Belgian jersey tomorrow.

"And the day after tomorrow we also have a good chance with Tony Martin in Germany. One of the reasons that Tony came to ride for this team is that he brings a lot of knowledge about the time trial. In that respect, Jos's title may also be due to him. Tony has given the time trial a new impulse in our team."
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