Melissa Anset is a well know name in Australian mountain biking but now she’s put the mountain bike aside for a few weeks and has a crack at the 2014 Cyclo Cross World Championships in Hoogerheide, the Netherlands. After watching her friends compete during the 2011 and 2012 Dirty Deeds CX Series in Melbourne, she went along to the 2012 series prologue and had an absolute blast. Melissa: ‘”I was definitely up for more of this cyclo cross racing shenanigans!”
When asked about what she expected coming into racing internationally compared to racing at the Australian cyclo cross scene, this is what Melissa had to say.
“I’m expecting a huge difference in the international scene, different in every way. I was expecting freezing temperatures, mud, snow and ice. So far the weather has been kind, it had been cold, but not totally freezing. The mud has been crazy, we just don’t race in mud like this in Australia. Running in sloppy mud with a bike covered in heavy sloppy mud is hard work, but that’s racing over here.