For various different reasons, I haven’t been to the Middelkerke race for a few years now. I hate to say it, but I haven’t missed much. It’s not an amazing race at the best of times, but it felt today that this venue is missing the crowds the most. Without people, its lack of exciting features felt more pronounced than normally.
That being said, I’ve managed to find a few nice mud pits, so the day was saved and I was having plenty of fun.
I’m very excited about tomorrow, though. The Krawatencross in Lille is not only a venue I really like, but if one can believe the forecasts, there will be a fair amount of snow as well! I don’t want to jinx it, but this would be the first properly snowy race since Overijse in 2017. All my fingers are crossed 🙂
Oh, and one more thing. Probably I’m the only one who wasn’t aware of the fact, that the overall prize money is the same for both the men and the women! We’ve come a very long way, it was the Superprestige series that ten-twelve years ago held the women’s race before the juniors, early in the morning… Times have changed.