World Championships Italy
What a bummer!!! Well... I never thought I could lose being in such a good shape... my preparation was perfect, my level was as never before but still I lose. The reason I lost isn't because others were better, I just have to call it bad luck, I crossed an arrow on top of 'pallets' 10 cm more to the right as others did and got the maximum of 5 penalty points for that section. I really didn't knew why the checker said I had to stop and continued my section. Imagine he was wrong and I put both foot on the ground, I said to myself.So, finally I get 15 penalty points in this easy section; 5 for crossing a stupid arrow which was invisible in my position (being on top of the pallets) and another 10 because of 'no sportive behaviour'; because I continued, because Wesley and I argued with the checker and because I got frustrated and kicked the fence of the section. I also really can't understand why UCI isn't putting more effort in building 100% natural sections? 4 out of 6 sections were ok but the other 2 aren't World championship worthy at all!!! I accept the fact I lost a 2nd place and a possible gold medal but I don't accept the reason behind. Although I know I can't change anything about it... up to the next. I'm going to Egypt now to do shows, and some kind of road trip for Red Bull.