Namur is always a fun but it is always a hard day. There are very few parts of the course where one doesn’t have to fight to stay upright, even on a relatively dry day, like today. On top of that, since the introduction of the junior women’s race, certain World Cup days are really busy – starting at 9am and still going strong at almost 8pm. But Namur is Namur and it delivered again: exciting racing and great crowds, who support everybody, not just the toppers. There was a lot of slipping and sliding and I wish there was a female equivalent of saying big balls, because the way many women descended onto the pave definitely deserves kudos. It’s such a hard course!
The year is almost over and I’m headed home. For three days or for the rest of the year, I don’t know yet. The Belgian government will have a meeting on Wednesday to decide if there is need for further lockdown measures, which will determine if I can or can’t come over before Christmas. Fingers crossed that not much will change!