This morning, on the way to Koksijde, I felt like a pilot, nursing a big passenger jet in heavy turbulence. Violent gusts of wind kept pushing the car in all directions and the heavy rain made overtaking slow trucks even trickier. Me and passenger on this journey, Paul battled the elements while I filled up the car in Calais, but we never imagined that the race would be cancelled.
The first bombshell was dropped around 9:30am, when they announced, that the juniors’ race would not be held. Half an hour later came the news that the U23’s race is facing the same fate, only to hear the news that there would be no racing today in Koksijde. While it was rather annoying, the safety of the racers and the spectators is the most important thing and if a race had to be cancelled, Koksijde is the best from this perspective, as it means the least amount of driving from home.
The next weekend will bring the first double weekend of the season (for me at least), first the next World Cup in Zeven, Germany, then the Flandriencross in Hamme on Sunday.