The World Cup in Albstadt is dusted and done. I’m now back in Denmark for a little break after the first part of the season. Next race on the radar for me will be the Marathon World Championships at the end of June.
It has been a stellar first part of the season. I’ve enjoyed every single moment. Now and then, when I take a look at my S-Works Epic, I get a little bit sentimental by the thoughts of the all moments I’ve already had with that bike. I made the transition from the hardtail bike to the Epic (full suspension) in february this year with the stage race Cape Epic in sight. Somewhere along this long journey I grew into a close relationship with the bike, so when I hit the world cup races and I hadn’t had time or opportunity to ride on the hardtail, I therefore stuck to the bike I knew so well. Trust is everything and the results speaks for themselves. Pure top 10 results at the world cup races including a podium finish and victories in several international races.
Being back home now is good. I have had some days completely without bike, which helps loading mentally for the upcoming training. Thomas and I will spend some time at my parents place in Silkeborg, which is located in a part of Denmark with the best terrain for training on and off road. I’m so excited.
The World Cup race in Albstadt feels a little bit like a blur to me now. I can’t really range it at any end of the scale. When the startgun went off, I gave absolutely everything I had to the finishline, gasping for air at the top of every climb. It felt like I just couldn’t give it the little last bit, which I normally can, when I’m at my best. In that perspective, I’m very satisfied with the race.
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