Since the last round of the French cup, I’ve been training hard for the Tour of Moselle. The three-day stage race was my main target for the second half of the season. Unfortunately, my preparations were cut-short when I was hit by a car in training last week. Season Ended.
I seemed to get off lightly in comparison to my bike which was a write-off with the frame cracked.
However, once the adrenaline of the accident had subsided it became clear that my left wrist (which I’d broken six months ago) was not happy.
I headed to the hospital for an X-ray.
After a lengthy and nervous wait, I was told that it was not broken, just badly sprained. This was relieving news, but it was apparent that it would still be the end of my season.
I would need to wear a removable cast for several weeks and put as little weight on it as possible. I said my goodbyes to my flatmate Yordan and the team before returning to the UK.
Although not the fairy-tale ending to my year in France, I will only miss the last month of races and will now take my “off-season” earlier than expected. I’ll start training again in October for wherever 2020 will take me.
I may return for another season in Europe but that is yet to be decided.
I have had an incredible experience at ASPTT Nancy since February.
I would like to thank you for coming along for the ride, but for now this is the end of the road.