Tomorrow Thymen Arensman will be dressed in orange as he will represent the Dutch national team in the U23 CX Worlds Championships in Limburg. The 18-year and first year U23 is not feeling the pressure ahead of the most prestigious event in the cross calendar. “I am feeling really good. Last week I was a bit sick but I am feeling better now, I could train really well lately and I had some good results in the tests I did” points out Arensman.
Bronze medalist in his first ever U23 Dutch National championships three weeks ago, Arensman will put his legs into test tomorrow morning. Riding in home soil it is not an added pressure for our youngster. “Right now I am not feeling any different, but I am happy that we get to race the World Championships in The Netherlands. When all Dutch fans cheer for all the Dutch riders competing in the event, will make it a really special one and it will make it different to any other competition we have been in”.
When it comes to his racing strategy, Arensman is conscious that a lot of his day depends on the first few meters of the races. “A lot will depend on how I get through the start of the race. I feel confident and I can not wait to get started, I really like the course and I think that it will be a hard one with a lot of mud, and that certainly suits me!”.