Those of you who are on social media will already know the background to my day in Zolder but for those of you who aren't, it was a day I'd rather forget. I got sick a couple of days before the weekend and it was a big decision to be on the start line at all. I started, but found very quickly that I had nothing in the tank and pulled the pin at the second pit entry.
It's disappointing to spend a year working towards a goal that doesn't work out, but it doesn't mean it was a bad year. Thank you everyone for your messages of support. It sucks to be sick but it rocks to be doing a sport I love with great people. I love cyclocross and this one disappointment will only make me more motivated for next season.
Thanks to my awesome pit crew of Christian, Frank and Dirk, who made all my races here fun, and thanks to Rapha, Focus, Curve, Tune, FMB, SRAM, Kask, Feedback Sports and Horst Spikes for supporting CX and CX riders. A huge thank you as well to the SuperCoach and brains trust: Donna Rae-Szalinski, Nick Owen, Harry Brennan, Wendy Braybon, Neil Ross and of course Hof Ter Kammen for being my second home in Belgium.
Time to wrap up the season and head home.