This week I am underway in Spain in the Volta a Catalunya. On the opening stage I could bring in a good second place. When it was obvious that Thomas de Gendt would win and the field lost its momentum, I went for my luck in a solo break and in the end could save a small advantage over the on-charging field.
Last Sunday I could celebrate my first season win and at the same time my first win in the BORA-hansgrohe jersey. I was really very happy with my win on Sunday. Especially while I wasn't very lucky the day before in Strade Bianche. After the difficult Monte Sante Marie sector, I was in the 15-man group of favourites and then out of the group with a puncture.
Now that the Gree-Tour of Guangxi is over, it is time for me to say goodbye to my current Team Quick-Step Floors. I had a good race in China and am proud so be part of the team which ended the season with two stage wins there. China was a really very exciting and adventurous trip with many new impressions and rain ;-)
After a turbulent World Championship road race, I am now again in Berlin. On the way home from the airport, I at first took the wrong bus. Somehow that fits in with the lat few days, in which not everything went so well. I still especially had Sunday’s race in my head, which probably explains the wrong bus ;-)
The season finale is slowly approaching, but there are still a few highlights to come. In meantime I have arrived in Innsbruck, where this year’s World Championships will take place. I will be at the start of all three races. In the team time trial, winning the title is the clear goal of my team Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team.