How is the Belgian selection going for the World Cycling Championships? First-time men’s elite Stan Durulf offers a unique insight into these special days.
Another day, another rainstorm.
This time, I was lucky enough to have a delicious cup of hot coffee at the end of the ride. The coffee bar that celebrated Wout’s birthday at the start of our adventure must have already made a good profit from the Belgians.
I sat at the table for a long time today at lunch. We engaged in interesting conversations about agriculture, current affairs and even politics. You can guess who worked on which subject.
I feel ready for the exam, but I still have to wait.
Then it was time to look at the most important thing on the agenda: the course. I love doing it and you learn a lot from it.
In this way, we saw confirmation of our feelings. The race will be a battle of attrition on Sunday. You’ll lose a lot of power along the way, so giving up a solid pouf in the final will be a big challenge.
There was no time to party for another Belgian medal.In the evening the team held a tactical meeting on Sunday’s race approach. I stayed in my room late, so I went to bed right away.
The World Cup can really start now. I feel ready for the exam, but I still have to wait. I am confident that we will have a good race as we have prepared very carefully.
First of all, let’s all support Belgian women tomorrow!
|Program and Results 2022 World Cycling Championships|
|Sunday 18th September||Time Trial Women’s Elite||34.2 kg||1:35 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.||Ellen Van Dyke (Ned)||report|
|time trial men elite||34.2 kg||5:40am – 9:00am||Tobias Foss (Noo)||report|
|Monday, September 19th||Time Trial Male Promise||28.8 kg||5:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||Soren Wærenskjold (Noo)||report|
|Tuesday, September 20th||Time Trial Women’s Junior||14.1 kg||1:30am – 3:00am||Zoe Backstead (GBr)||report|
|time trial men junior||28.8 kg||5:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||Joshua Tarling (GBr)||report|
|Wednesday, September 21st||mixed redemption||28.2 kg||6:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||Switzerland||report|
|Friday, September 23rd||road race men junior||135.6 kg||12:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.||Emil Herzog (Germany)||report|
|Road Ride Men’s Promise||169.8 kg||5am - 9:15am||Evgeny Fedorov (Kaz)||report|
|Saturday, September 24th||Road Race Women’s Junior||67.2 kg||12:00 a.m. to 1:55 a.m.|
|Female elite of road racing||164.3 kg||3:55 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.|
|Sunday 25th September||Road Race Men’s Elite||266.9 kg||2:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.|