The first stage of the Axfantia Sunshinecup was a tough 5.7km prologue. The Cross Country style course was challenging us with two long uphills and tricky rocky downhills. I was REALLY nervous before the start. Having a few issues to deal with in the last weeks did not really give me lots of confidence in my current abilities. But nevertheless I was happy the season finally kicked off and I get back into racerhythm.
The goal was to deliver a solid performance without digging too deep and not risking too much. My 11th place is a solid start and defenitely something I can work from. As the startlist here on Cyprus looks almost like a small Worldcup, it really is a hard way to start a season. I am happy with my performance today and really to turn on suffermode again tomorrow!