I wanted to start my blogpost with a bit of whinging, how difficult the new course is, how high up on the hill the new finish line is and how we have to climb up there at the end of each race. Then I realised that the riders had to do that six or nine times, depending on their races, so I guess I should just shut up.
The new Koppenbergcross was really good, the fact that an uphill and a downhill section was next to each other, made our lives a lot easier. I did miss the long and technical descent, that long, snaking route feels like a bit more challenging than the new descent, but I don’t want to complain, it’s a cracking course and it would be great if we could see this course in rain and mud. However, we were joking at the press centre, that by the look of things, cyclocross will be one of the many victims of the global warming, as there won’t be cold and muddy races anymore, just sunshine and 20 degrees, through the whole season. The silver lining would be that this would maybe make cross eligible for the Olympics? 🙂