“You defeated South Africa Malene” - Grandma’s first text after my world cup win. I opened it as I sat at the doping control and I got tears in my eyes. She was so right. I really did.
A quote that has been hunting me, while I have been away for my first block of racing, said;
“It’s impossible - said doubt
it’s dangerous - said fear
It’s not necessary - said sense
Do it anyway - whispered the heart”
So inhale courage - exhale fear.
Coming back to the present and the 2018 World Cup opener.
As we rode around on the track I tried to stay occupied with the normal talk of line choices and so on. Day after day I got more and more familiar with the place and the track. And when race day came close I was ready :-)
I overcame those fears and got it all together. And I even bring the white leader jersey with me home. Going to be a different call-up in Albstadt, as I will roll out there as the first one, but I guess the task doesn’t change? Get from A to B as fast as Malene possible can.
I defeated South Africa
P.S. A huge thanks to everybody involved in this journey and Saturday’s victory.
Ghost Factory Racing Team
- And all our sponsors, Sram, Tune, Sponser, Sigma, Esi-grips, North Wave, Cratoni, Ceramic-speed, Schwalbe, Pepi’s Tire Noodle, GSG, Adidas Eyewear, Crankbrothers, Cyprus Sun Shine Cup
- Anne Louise
- Torben Honore
And all my family, friends and boyfriend
Reflect what you desire, become what you respect