Team Cyclingnews.com - 2005
Team Journal Entry - March 8, 2005, by Cam Jennings
The mercury peeps over zero
It's warmed up in Belgium. Slightly. Not enough for the weekend's races and not enough for Cam, who is still looking forward to sunnier days.
Another week has past and the weather is finally beginning to warm up a bit and things with the team are beginning to work themselves out. The things I am talking about regard the team's bikes for the year and the fact they have not turned up yet. They have been spotted in Eindhoven at a transport company's depot and will be here tomorrow (Wednesday) along with helmets, glasses and shoes. It has been a pain and has not been helping me out mentally since I arrived but hopefully all will be sorted soon and the season can begin proper.
The weather might have warmed up a bit, but it did not warm up in time for our race on Saturday, Vlaamse Pijl. It had snowed quite heavily the previous two days and had come race day there was still a good covering of snow over the roads and especially the cobbled climbs making the race dangerous and unrideable. All races on Saturday were cancelled including a three-day tour and other amateur races. So Saturday was spent relaxing and re-cleaning my borrowed bike and readying for another race on Sunday at Neerlinter.
Twas another kermesse with the mercury peeping over zero. We were all there again along with Sebastien (the German) who arrived initially for the race on Saturday but had to settle for Neerlinter. Once again we all raced well getting in everything. Glen got away early and then late in the race Hamish and Daniel got away for the minor placings. Never going well in the cold and with a few things weighing on my mind I was not switched on and missed the the moves, but I am feeling good in the races and just biding my time at the moment. Thanks to Mr Brees (Isabelle's Dad) who helped us out at the finish getting organised as Gilbert was unable to attend. Appreciated.
We race again tomorrow, a professional kermesse at Wanzale.
Till next time,