Moved by passion and grit the bravest are the ones who lead these races. Our Daniel got a sweet second place, riding this experience head-on, without fearing the tactics and the strategies of the rest of the pack. He freed his mind from the jump and lived the race to the best of his ability. He came with a clear goal in his mind: give everything he had, without second guessing any of his moves. Thanks to his experience gained in the classics of the north - his favorite races - he was really confident in his abilities. The rule was to stay ahead, anticipate, and set the pace to avoid being chased and caught.
However, Daniel wasn’t alone in his run. He spent most of the time with the Belgian Vermeersch, who skillfully overtook him only in the last 10 kilometers through a difficult terrain sector.
Oss regrets having missed the feat, but is proud of his beautiful second place, achieved in the most beautiful way: riding his bike with his famous Just Ride philosophy in mind.
“I ran upfront to not suffer the pace of the other riders. A break of two was unexpected and one of the longest of my career. Maybe with 4 or 5 more riders on the move it would have been more exciting and open. During the last few kilometers I was exhausted and felt in my legs the fatigue of countless attacks. I have no regrets as it was a great experience: I breathed in the beautiful support of my fans. It was an incredible starting point - an event with lots of big smiles and wonderful people”.