The Hallowed turf of Flanders was somewhere I have always wanted to go experience, not just from a racing point of view but also to experience the scene of cyclocross in its homeland. So, a few weeks ago with my team Magspeed Racing we headed over to Belgium for a long weekend to tick this one off the bucket list.
Going into the weekend I was very unsure what I was letting myself in for. Pondering if I would be getting lapped by Mini Van Der Poel after 30 mins or would I be able to compete. I was leaning towards the first option and how it seems to be a national sport I thought the standard would be very high. What also didn’t help my confidence was going into the weekend I came down with a nasty bit of flu which defiantly effected my prep and training the week before was a big no.