This week I singed a new contract with my team Deceuninck-Quick Step. I will stay here for another two years :-) I am pleased I can stay. I created already nice friendships with this team and they are like my second family. I will be 10 years in the team, so that’s a really long time!
I am always pleased to race in Belgium, so I was happy I was able to race there last weekend. It were two nice races, on Saturday the Heistse Peil and on Sunday the Elfstedenronde. It was good racing, good pace and good results fort he team. So it was a succesfull weekend. We won on Saturday with Alvaro Jose Hodeg and got second on Sunday with Fabio Jakobsen, who finished behind Tim Merlier after a really strong sprint.
Now the national championships are coming. I don’t get a lot of chances to race for Czech and Slovakian supporters. It’s always a special atmosphere. This year we will fight for the titles in Slovakia’s Trnava. I would love to take back the jersey, but the parcours is flat and the race probably will end with a sprint. But I’ll do my best.