So the end of the season has arrived on the Dan Patten Blog. All in all it’s been a good year – I’ve learned a lot, showed my strength (although sometimes a little too much) and certainly had some success along the way.
My form and my strength increased throughout the entire first half of the season, where I took my first win in Belgium, as well as having a number of podium places.
Since then the luck hasn’t gone my way. There’s been one thing after another that’s stopped me building on the success from the first half of the season.
There’s still been some good top ten rides and some very close calls when it comes to adding to the win tally but not the success I expected, but that’s sport, eh!
Since the last blog update there have been some highlights inbetween the misfortunes.
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Having ridden aggressively to make the the break in Eernegem, I did what I know best and went for broke by attacking the break of 17 and was to get away solo in the last eight k’s of the race.
Going through the line for the bell lap (taking my second primie of the day) I had myself a good ten seconds lead.
Two other riders were to come across and there was certainly some firepower there, bu