Oudenaarde (BEL), 04.08.13

Oudenaarde (BEL), 04.08.13

It goes on and on...

I have to admit, I didn't really want to race. I just wanted to go home and forget about the frustration of the day before. But I took the start in Oudenaarde anyway and just like in Haaltert, I was at ease in the bunch even if it has gotten way harder to keep a good position in the bunch than it was last year (it could just be my bad memory playing tricks on me though). There were some accelerations and I knew I had to get back to the front of the bunch. I did, but in the 8th of 20 laps, again, during an acceleration I lost a few meters to the bunch and I couldn't close the gap that was left. Repeating history.

But I try to tell myself that "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.'"