Last Sunday was spent in Kaltenkirchen’s Freizeit Park spinning up greasy off-camber inclines and snaking around sections of single-track interspersed with wild mushrooms.
The course itself was challenging enough not to mention all thirty-four hitters that showed up in my race. After the start, and on the first climb, I felt the Masters World Champion brush by my outside right thigh and pass me. It was only a matter of short time as he was on the start grid right behind me.
A lap and a half later I settled into a small group of some familiar faces from previous races. But this wasn’t to be the full story as the punchy climbs, and somewhat technical single-track, had me move ahead of people that are typcally in front of me.
While a fourteeth place finish might seem like I’ve dropped back a place or two, it doesn’t tell the whole story; we’ve never had a field this deep that included all the hitters. In the end, things are moving forward as we tick down to the Cyclocross Masters World Championships on December 1 -3.
Stevens Cyclocross Cup 2023, No. 6 - 16. Cross im Park 2023
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|Stevens Cyclocross Cup||RSC Kattenberg|
|14th of 34||Full Results PDF|
|Distance 12.26km||Moving Time ca. 40:20|