So, here we are, at the beginning of a new cyclocross season. I have to be honest, most of the attention (and rightfully) was focused this weekend on Roubaix, which was a cracking race.
That being said, it was good to be back, the weather was, what one could call, proper cross weather. Every time there is ‘proper cross weather’, I hate the thought of going out into the heavy rain and mud and try to stay indoors until the very latest moment. But once you’re out, it’s fine and I actually like being out in the rain, bar the very worst days, like the one in Namur in 2019 or Ronse in 2013. So today ended up being fun, I enjoyed wandering around the familiar features of Gieten. The course hasn’t changed much from previous years, though the direction was altered on a few features, which is always great.
I always need a few races to get back into the groove of shooting cross and today was a good day for that. There is no time to stop, tomorrow, I’ll be driving back to Hungary to pick up the 20/21 Cyclocross Books, which are ready and will be dispatching the pre-orders during the week before I leave for the US and for the first three World Cups. Last year was the first year, since 2010, that I hadn’t been to the US and I missed it. Really looking forward to catching up with some friends and doing some touristy things between the races. Let the season begin!