It took me a while to be able to think and write about my track’s World Championship. An appointment that I was preparing for months with a lot of motivation and determination. The preparation lasted all winter with World Cups and training camps that have kept me away from home for more than two months. My expectations were very high, but unfortunately things didn’t go exactly as I had hoped. I came to the appointment too tired to give my best and express my potential so the team pursuit didn’t go in the best way and I didn’t feel ready to run a madison of 120 laps. The team pursuit ended with a regretted 5th place (especially looking at a month ago when we had recorded the Italian record are the Hong Kong World Cup). Personally the greatest displeasure is the consciousness of not having reached my great goal at 100%.
After the World Championship I spent a few days at home were I rested and started to try to regain a good physical and mental condition, I have to thank all the people who have been next to me and that continue to help me in this difficult period.
Yesterday I started the road season with my Valcar Cylance, a race in Holland characterized by the strong wind (at the limit of safety) that has broken the group in a “thousand pieces”. I’m quite satisfied because I’ve been able to stay in the first group of 25 riders behind the break away that sprinted for the victory.
I hope to be able to find my best sensations to enjoy my favorite races: The springs classics!
Tomorrow I’ll take part at my first World Tour race of 2019: Ronde van
In conclusion I would like to remember an opponent who unfortunately took her life last week. R.I.P Killy Catlin