Superprestige Diegem (BEL), 29th December 2013

Superprestige Diegem (BEL), 29th December 2013

Great experience, both Trixy and I did a really good race.

I renewed with my former level, while she is closing up on me ! Technically quite as good as me but still lacking a bit of power in the legs, she’ll be able to replace me next season… 

My start wasn’t bad, but in the fights (some girls really pushed and pulled you to gain positions) in the muddy run parts before the first passage in the pits I lost many positions so that Trixy was the first of us two to pass the pits. She did really fine and it took me until the long uphill on the road until I could pass her and some other riders. Some errors, attempts to pass the long deep mudpart on the bike, same goes for a sharp s-turn, chain enrolled around my pedals (again !) cost me precious time and prevented a better result (up to 17th place was realistic).

But I’m really happy, especially because Trixy did a good race, I regained my motivation for the next races in Surhuisterveen, Rome and the nationals in Cessange.

Thanks for all the cheers around the lap and thanks to the mechanic and brother of Cindy Dierickx, Ronny and Ernst Van Looveren for their help !

And a big hug for my husband Marc who did an huge job yet again!