Jempy Drucker Crowned Luxembourg Time Trial Champion21. June 2017, Remerschen (LUX) — Road Team
After standing on the second step of the podium for the past two years, Jempy Drucker went one better in 2017 to become the Luxembourg time trial champion for the first time in his career.
Drucker rolled down the ramp this evening in Remerschen for the 18.7km two-lap course and proved his speed against the clock to finish with a time of 20’53”, six seconds faster than reigning time trial champion Bob Jungels (Quickstep-Floors) and 20 seconds faster than Alex Kirsch (WB Veranclassic).
It is the second win on home soil this year for Drucker after he won stage 1 at the SkodaTour de Luxembourg last month.
The Winner’s Interview with Jempy Drucker
Congratulations, Jempy! How was it out there tonight?
“It was a totally different course to last year. It was pan flat and it was almost 20km so it was at a really high speed. I felt pretty good. I came out of Route du Sud and I recovered pretty well. It’s also a surprise for me to beat Bob Jungels (Quickstep-Floors) because he’s a really good time trialist, he’s a specialist.”
Did you realize you were on track to win?
“I was just focusing on my own performance. I didn’t wear a radio so I had no time splits. I focused on my effort and that worked pretty well. I tried to pace myself well. Also, with the heat it wasn’t so easy so I tried to keep a little bit left in the tank for the second lap because we had to do two laps.”
How will it feel to wear the Luxembourg colors at your next time trial?
“To wear the jersey for the next year will be really cool. I’m not sure where I will be able to wear it for the first time as my program hasn’t been decided but it will be really nice.”
Luxembourg Time Trial Championships
Remerschen > Remerschen (18.7km)
Top 3: 1. Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing Team), 2. Bob Jungels (Quickstep-Floors), 3. Alex Kirsch (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect).