Race in Oudenaarde (BEL), August 4th 2013

Race in Oudenaarde (BEL), August 4th 2013

After the race of Erondegem my legs still felt tired and during the first laps I only followed, the fight for places in the bunch again being very hard as most of the teams rode the two races in a row. The race was very hectic and sometimes really agressive and my daughter

 

Trixy, who is not used to this kind of races (living in the center of France, she has to do regional races with the men), had some problems to fight for her position and lost contact to the bunch shortly after half race.

As I was quite far behind at that moment, I waited for her and tried to bring her back, but she was so frustrated and tired that she couldn’t hang on, so I chased back to the bunch alone and tried to move to front as far as possible in the last laps to have a good position for the final sprint. This worked quite well and I finished 13th which I consider a good result for an elderly rider….