Peter Velits is the new Slovakian Time Trial Champion, besting his brother Martin Velits on Thursday.
Peter Velits is the second National Time Trial Champion of Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team thus far in 2012.
"I am happy, but it is better because it is my first national time trial title," Velits said. "I am also happy because we are riding really in our region — our area — me and my brother. So, all of the public was for us and it was amazing to win here. We are happy and we will try our best, even on Sunday, to honor this race as best we can. It will even be a special thing to take the start of the Tour Prologue with this jersey. It is a symbol of our country, and with the TV coverage and everything I think all of the Slovak public can be happy to see our flag on my shoulders."