The first race of the season on the moto is always an overwhelming one. It opens up a lot of possibilities, but it has its own challenges: if I pick a spot I really like, I’ll miss another, nearby spot I also really like. You look at timings over and over again, try to find shortcuts and then make a final judgement. Shortcuts were a godsend yesterday, as they allow to leapfrog the peloton a lot easier than just passing them on the narrow, windy roads around Maastricht. But the sun was shining, there were plenty of shortcuts and it ended up being a nice day and it was a pleasure to see Kasia Niewiadoma win, to see how much the win meant for her.