Photo: Waldbillig (cyclingpix.lu)
Very special nationals this year. With my crash 1 week ago I wasnt even sure I could start. My ellbow really was not looking great. But being able to wear that jersey the whole year is something special and I wanted to do everything possible to at least try. So I gave my elbow 3 days complete rest and didnt do any hard training before the race. Not the ideal preparation but it worked. TT went smooth although the elbow position was hurting a bit and road race was a good one too in the end. I didnt wanted to wait for a sprint and as my legs felt ok I wanted to make it a hard ride from the start on. In the end 6 out of 9 laps in a solo breakaway seemed quiet long but happy I could hold my pace till the end.