Cyclo-Cross Kalmthout (BEL), 15th december 2013

Cyclo-Cross Kalmthout (BEL), 15th december 2013

It should have been a fun ride and a great experience as a night-run, but it turned out to be a great desaster ! And the only one accountable for it was myself…

 The pre-ride of the course was just perfect, I loved the new lap (even the sandpit) and I had a nice warmup before the race. But when I had to go to the start, I decided stupidly to wear my normal progressive glasses instead of my special sunglasses because I was afraid that the sunglasses would be too dark after a while…

So after a good start, I lost position after position in the turns, because I took the wrong line in every single one of the numerous turns (because progressive glasses alter your view sight when you’re not looking straight ahead). So I struggled for two laps trying to do as well as I could, but I felt so insecure that I quit the race at the end of lap two.

I’m really sorry for my husband Marc and also my soigneur Lori who both did all they could to make this race as perfect as possible for me and I let them both down…

Have to regain some confidence for the next races, especially for the worldcup in Zolder.