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Peter Velits (seen here at the Critérium du Dauphiné) will sport the Slovakian national colors on his Pearl Izumi speedsuit for another year. (©BMC/Graham Watson.)
Peter Velits (seen here at the Critérium du Dauphiné) will sport the Slovakian national colors on his Pearl Izumi speedsuit for another year. (©BMC/Graham Watson.)

Velits Repeats As Slovakian Time Trial Champion

26. June 2014

BMC Racing Team's Peter Velits won his third straight Slovakian national time trial championship in dominating fashion Thursday.

Felt Good About Form
Velits and his BMC timemachine TM01 completed the 40-kilometer course in 56:09, 2:12 better than runner-up Maros Kovac and 4:30 faster than third-placed Patrik Tybor, both of the Dukla Trencín-Trek team. "It feels very good to have another victory, but it would have been a big disappointment if I did not win," Velits said. "I felt pretty good about my form in comparing my time to Jan Barta of NetApp-Endura, who is usually one of the top 10 time trialists in the world." Barta won the Czech Republic time trial crown in 55:38. The two championships are annually run in conjunction with one another on the same course. Velits will next sport his national team colors in the Tour de France Stage 20 individual time trial on July 26 after being named to the BMC Racing Team's squad for the race on Wednesday.