The Superprestige cyclo-cross in Gavere on Sunday was anything but a simple assignment for Inge van der Heijden. Our talent, last week proud winner of a silver medal at the European Championship (U23), had to settle for an eighteenth place. The Italian Alice Maria Arzuffi took the victory.
"The start was fairly good, but I noticed quite quickly that the course was not cut for me. I did not get into a proper pace and the many muddy parts made it very challenging. The closer we got to the end, the stronger I noticed the burden. I am in favour of faster laps, like next week in Tabor. But yes, as a CX rider you know that these muddy courses are part of it", says Inge.
Marianne Vos did not participate today. With the European championship, last week, she closed her first part of the cyclo-cross season. She now enjoys a break and comes back into action at a later stage.