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Spring Classics

Hello Voxwomen friends!

As I did promise you a couple of months ago, here I am writing you about how the Spring Classics went and what is waiting for me in the near future.

I did a good block of racing during the last two months, starting my season for the first time in Valencia where, together with my team, I had a good warm up for the Classics and where we could practice some good tactics in warm weather and lovely courses.

Spring Classics has been a roller coaster for us, with some girls getting sick, some other crashing, some errors during the race that cost us a couple of big result… but somehow we did never stop working hard and every time we left the camper after the race, we had faith in each other and we were sure that a big result was coming because we deserved it.

Kasia won Amstel Gold race last Sunday, and even if in that specific day I was not able to contribute that much to our team plan, what she achieved was a big relief for all our team.

Being patient, keeping your motivation high, believing in what you do is not always easy, but Kasia, with her attack and her will power, it did teach me that if you really want it, the perfect day happens.

I did experienced this feeling last September after winning TTT Worlds Championships: despite we wanted this victory since so long, we didn’t achieved it at the first try,but we kept on working so hard for it just because we knew it was going to happen one day.

After Flèche Wallonne, I am taking a break from my bike to rest my body and give my mind something different to think about. I will dedicate that time to my family and my friends who I don’t get to see that often. For me, this refreshing time is as important as training.

Everyone is putting a lot of pressure into the first part of the season with this important Classics races, but there are plenty of races and big goals waiting for me in the remaining part of the season, so.. bring it on!!!

Aside from this, it was also really nice and important for the development of our sport to have the most of our races streamed online in many Countries.

CANYON//SRAM Racing riders ride to the start of the Amstel Gold Race – Ladies Edition – a 126.8 km road race, between Maastricht and Valkenburg on April 21, 2019, in Limburg, Netherlands. (Photo by Balint Hamvas/Velofocus.com)

Let’s hope the majority of the organizers are following this path  helping us riders to promote and show our beautiful sport. Beside all the reforms and changes we are going to face next year, making our sport more accessible to people is what we need at the moment.

In the meanwhile, keep on following  me on Instagram (@elenacek) and twitter (@ElenaCecchini92).

Until my next blog!

Elena



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