I hope you are all well, here a little update!
As you all know I had a serious crash in a race in October (Red Rock Challenge). A smaller fracture in my right leg engendered a verdict from my doctor of 3-4 weeks off the bike. Such a long time with crutches back home was for sure not the “vacation” I dreamt of after a hard season. Anyway, I gained time to set up my racing deals for 2017, which takes a lot of time too. So I already planned my season mentally! Thanks for all your messages; this was a pleasant joy.
After only 3 weeks of recovery I was back on the bike with only minor pain. After another week without pushing too hard I was still following my doctor’s advice by taking things step by step. Now 6 weeks after my crash I actually feel no more pain and my leg is well. I am back on the road bike doing the kilometres and hours that I have to do at this time of the year. I am glad that all went fine. Normally I also use the winter time to race some cyclo cross races in order to improve my fitness and strength, but also my technical skills. This is very important for preparing an upcoming MTB season. I will also start doing some cross races very soon but I will have to start a little easier as I am used to. I will combine long distance trainings on the road with some more intense cross races in the weekends.
In December I will be hosting a new professional MTB camp at the “Club la Santa” resort at Lanzarote. I see this as a super way to get closer to passionate elite and amateur bike riders. You often meet these people during the season but unfortunately you do not always have the time to talk to them. At the end, the fun riders are those who are fascinated by the sport and are cheering for you both at the races but also in the social media networks. During the training camp I will have the possibility to give advices and tell people how to train in order to improve their performance on the bike. So during this first camp week I expect more than just long training sessions. I want to share my passion and my know-how with others. You can read more about the camp here:
Soon I will be back with more cool news about races and a new designed race outfit for 2017!