I was looking at the start list of the Scheldecross today and I was a bit puzzled. I thought Marianne Vos was racing today, but I couldn’t see her name on the piece of paper in front of me. I went through the names once again, but I was certain that her name wasn’t on it. Finally, I asked someone why Marianne Vos wasn’t racing today. They pointed it out, that her name was the second one on the same start list that I had been looking at for like five minutes. That’s how off-pace I am right now.
Last week’s malaise is more or less behind me, but I’m still far from 100%. So I’m trying to wrap things up as quickly as possible, so I’m in a better shape for tomorrow’s World Cup in Namur.