It was like the first day of the school: it’s all very exciting, you can’t wait to do new things with the same people. You meet friends who you haven’t seen for months. And while the weather is sunny, it’s clear that the summer is over and the winter is coming.
That’s exactly how today’s race, my first cross race of the 2012/2013 season felt like. My fingers were itching to shoot cross again, it was great to see some friends again, journalists and riders alike, it was reinvigorating to see some great racing after a 7 month long draught and while the sun was shining all day long, it was clear that it was more like the exception and not the norm.
I wrote long captions to all photos and due to a sudden computer error (or stupid user error, we’ll never know) all these captions disappeared and as it’s almost midnight, I will not reenter these comments. Maybe they weren’t worth of the space. But the photos are here to tell the story of the day.
To me, one of the highlights were clearly Nikki Harris’ first Superprestige win but it was also interesting to see Lars Van Der Haar riding with the big boys or Mike Theunissen’s impressive win of the ‘beloften’ race. See you next week in Ronse!