From Belgium, through Canada, to Australia. There is no shortage of flying hours…
When I acclimated well to the jet lag in Canada, I had to leave again. This was a lower point in – otherwise – the perfect World Cup prep races.
Because of the flight and the clock difference in particular, I had to adjust my tempo a bit. I’ve been on a 5.5 hour flight and one of 15.5 hours in the past few days. This is definitely long enough.
The atmosphere here is very good. There is not much tension in the World Cup yet, because the match is still far from us. We can enjoy the bike ride and the environment. We haven’t trained hard yet.
This morning we had a coffee stop for Wout’s birthday. This was really a lot of activity. We don’t have much planning for the rest. We are here for a specific purpose, so being a tourist is not possible. Above all, the agenda says we should rest.
The introduction to the Australians went very smoothly. Sometimes they get to know us!
Today we suddenly traveled a track where a regional championship was held. There was a girl – in the middle of the race – who called out to Wout van Aert from the peloton. This made for a funny moment.
We only let Remco sleep when we left for a training flight in the morning. He and Eve led the way in the other direction, so we definitely bumped into each other.
Tomorrow is a 3.5 hour training. Immediately the first time we train hard. Now it’s time to stretch and wrap under the fleece.
see you tomorrow!
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