It runs until December 31st Quentin Hermans even before Intermarche and Anti Joubert. On January 1, Limburger will switch to the WorldTour Team Alpecin Deconincwith which Herrmann is currently training in Spain until December 14.
Unlike the other World Cup visitor, Wout van Aert, Hermans never took a break after the World Cup in Australia.
“I still see something in him continuing on the field after the Tour of Lombardy,” Hermans says.
“In retrospect, I have to admit it was a tough battle with myself to stay sharp after a long summer. On top of that, there was also the decompression and jet lag after the World Cup.”
Hermans’ last cross was the roundabout of the European Championships in Namur on 6 November. “Physically I was still fine in Namur. But because of a crash and a couple of flat tyres, in the end he wasn’t allowed to be in that European Championship.”
Did Hermann then follow the crosses from his chair? “At first I was busy with other things.”
“But when I started training again two weeks ago, I turned on the TV again to keep track of cyclocross better. It feels a little weird to watch the cross in the seat instead of crossing yourself.”
“It’s starting to get really itchy now.”
Hermans returns to the field on December 23rd in Moll and runs until Christmas Day in Lokeren on January 15th.
“I have no idea where I stand against the competition conditionally. Will it go well in Mull or will it disappoint? It will also be a discovery for me how well I can respond to the middle of the ball without a cross.”
“It’s completely new for me to resume in the middle of the occasional season. I’m going to enjoy the occasional pass and hopefully the results will follow.”
Does Hermanns also think about the World Cup in Hogerheide? “If we see that he is going well and he is fifth in it, I will not ignore the World Cup. Otherwise, my cyclocross season will end after BK.”
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