In this strange 2020 even if it’s october, it’s time for the northern classics!
On Wednesday we started with Fleche Wallone and yesterday we raced Liege-Bastogne-Liege. On Saturday we should have raced the Amstel Gold Race, that unfortunately has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. I’m really sad about it, because I really like this race, but during this season I learned how things can change really quickly and that I have to take advantage of every opportunity.
The Fleche Wallone is famous for his finish on the Mur the Huy. The rest of the race is not simple, always up and down with a last circuit (that has to be donde twice) with 3 côtes.
This year’s races are really hard not only because of the high level of the riders, but also because they all want to exploit the less opportunities they have. For this reason the race was fast from the beginning and on the first Mur de Huy I couldn’t stay with the firsts for just a few meters. I knew that coming back racing would have been hard, but anyway I’m happy to have putted some more work in my legs.
Yesterday’s Liege was really hard: 2100 mt elevation, stringe rhythm from the beginning, wind, rain for the whole 135km and cold. An unusual race, because the race exploded on the second climb and not on La Redute as always. Eight strong riders were on the front, I was in the second group of 35 riders chasing. I managed to stay there untill the last climb and did a great 38th place.
My condition is growing for the next races, which are my last goals for this season and this past two competitions were a good training.
Wednesday I’ll pick again the number for Brabantse Pjil, I’ll keep you updated!