Chris Macic and Jan Kuyckx have great experience in the windy conditions, and this weekend it showed in the UCI 1.2 Pro Classics Arno Wallaard and Noord-Holland in the Netherlands. Both put in gritty perfomances, and Macic, who was involved in the action on both days, came so very close to pulling something off - it’s surely only a matter of time before he does.
Chris Macic got away with 4 others with 40 K to go in Arno Wallaard. He ran out of energy and only in the last 6 K he got swallowed by the chasing peloton. He could almost see his companions still finishing top 5... New Zealander Chris Macic (photo: Remko Kramer)
I was never worried about moving into Geleen and the team house. I knew the area. It's where the Amstel Gold race takes place. It's worth the extra traveling. Most of our races are in Flanders, which is about 200 km away. It means we leave at 8am and get back at 11 pm. A small price to pay. I've been asked to quickly pen my love for the new team house, and training ground that is on our doorstep.
Marco Polo Cycling Donckers Koffie team rider Chris Macic finished in 6th place at Woensdrecht this weekend, using the race to test his legs after suffering with a virus during the previous week. The virus had made its way round the team house and left Matt Green and Chris Bartlett out of action. They were both at home with the heating turned up to 11, sporting 6 jumpers, chewing on raw garlic, infusing their tea with ginger and eating as much spicy food as they could handle, because, as everyone knows, that's how you get rid of colds. Fast.