Nina Maathuis wins silver medal at Dutch U17 TT championships
The Dutch U17 & U19 TT Championships were a nice occasion for the TALENT Elabo Development Team riders to test themselves. Nina Maathuis came home with a silver medal in the U17 category.
Maathuis, who won the prologue of the Watersley Ladies Challenge last year, needed 22’44” to finish the flat 15,8 kilometre long course. Her average speed (41,7 km/h) was only surpassed by Nienke Vinke.
Maathuis was happy with her second-place finish. “I gave everything and I couldn’t have gone faster today. I can only be very glad with the silver medal!”
Stefan van Klink, TALENT Elabo Development Team trainer, was also content with the achieved results. “When Nina finished I thought it could be good for gold, but silver is great too. I am very happy with Nina’s performance.”
“Zoë van Velzen was the best first-year and Lisa van Belle did great too. In the U19 TT, Carola van de Wetering Marit Wasmus and Norah Minck did a good job as well. I am delighted with what I’ve seen. It’s also very nice to have had this race on the calendar in this weird season, so we all want to thank the organizers!”
Dutch U17 Time Trial Championship 2020
2. Nina Maathuis
6. Zoë van Velzen
11. Lisa van Belle
Dutch U19 Time Trial Championship 2020
18. Norah Minck
19. Carola van de Wetering
20. Marit Wasmus