Nearly End of Season | 2016-09-22
Picture: Thomas Maheux
Roadseason is nearly done. It went seriously quick, which is obviously a good thing because it means that everything went smooth & we had a lot of good results and fun out there. As Madrid was the last (WorldTour)roadrace with Boels Dolmans, it was also time to celebrate our win in the teamranking of the first ever Women WorldTour as well as the win of Megan in the individual ranking. Obviously I am proud to be part of that.
Personnally it was my best ever season and this despite my two crashes just before the Olympics. Obviously the crashes cost me not only a fair amount of skin but also some more good results but I am happy with the way I kept fighting to be back in shape for Rio. In Rio I surprised myself with how I managed the climbs and finishing 18th is in my eyes a really good result that I am happy with.
After Rio I had a much needed break. It was hard to focus again on training after that so I was happy that I could use both Holland Ladies Tour and Madrid as good preparation for my upcoming Cross season. Raceplan for the next weeks is still unsure and depends on teamselection for worlds TeamTimeTrial.