It seemed like ages since I had been back in Oudenaarde. After adventures around France, it was nice to get back to familiar territory. And with only a few races left in my season, it was time to get refocused and down to business.
After a week of long hours and warm sunshine, it was time to get back to work. Heading to northeastern France for my first race, in what seemed like an eternity, the excitement and nerves were high! But it remained to be seen whether the power and the drive would be there to match.
The house was quiet the morning after the DVV race in Brussels. With the Kona Crew on their way to Spain, it was just my friend Tetsuki Kaji and I left in the house. After a few weeks of racing, the week ahead held some chill rides and Nice weather on the horizon.
The Kersteperiode is unlike anything I’ve ever done in my life. It’s like a stage race on the road, but every day the peloton goes hard like it’s the last race of the weekend. It’s enough to break you.
After the Nommay World Cup, I had every intention of racing the Internationale Cross in Rucphen, Netherlands and the B-Race in Assende, Belgium the next weekend... While it wasn't planned, I jumped at the opportunity to get more experience at the World Cup level, and by Tuesday I was registered for the race.Read More
The air was still, the mood tense, and when the light switched to green, we blasted off the line... Dismounting my bike, I made my way up the stairway and ran the first muddy chicances. You're in the game now.Read More