The Worlds are an odd beast. The months-long anticipation, all the talk and speculation about the most important weekend of the season. You arrive at the venue of the cyclocross World Championships a few days before the racing starts. Everybody is relaxed, everybody is smiling, chatting, sitting around idly, it looks like you’re at a training camp. And then Saturday morning arrives, and the two days go by in a crazy blur. Next time you look around, it’s nearly midnight on Sunday and you have five new World Champions and chunky little scandal has also been thrown in for good measure.
You walk through the empty race venue, everything is covered by empty plastic beer glasses, discarded plastic flags and other once-important race paraphernalia. It’s a bit sad, because it’s the unintentional metaphor of the end of yet another season. After five months of commuting to Belgium on a weekly basis, there is suddenly an end in sight, just four more races and it’s over. For another few months, at least.
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