The amazing feeling of winning
We train many hours. We live like monks. We have one goal.
That goal is winning races. I spend many many hours on the bike every year. But I do not win many races. It is so hard to win a race. You need to have form, make the right descisions, be in the right escape and be in the right position for that last sprint.
Last sunday I finally won! My form has been amazing. I never done better in my life. I felt that I could win a big one soon. Sunday in Halle Buizingen I was in the right break. It was a strong group with also Ash and 2 of her teammates. Also Topsport Vlaanderen with 3 girl. I was with 2 teammates of Dolmans and like a miracle our group stayed together.
I was all about that last km. One girl of Topsport escaped under the red flag of the last km. The rest of the group got nervous en tried to chase her down. I just waited and with 350 meters to go uphill I left. I pushed up that hill with all I had in my body and sprinted over that last girl in front of me. 10 meters before the finish line I knew I was going to win and put both my arms into the air. A lot of feelings went through me at that time.
Satisfaction, relief, happiness, joy.
It is amazing to reach your goals in your sport or even life. There is only one who can win in cycling. Maybe that is why it feels so good! And, oh yeah… I want more of this!!