Procycling

FINDING HER PLACE

A lot can change in a month. On February 20 2020, Lucy van der Haar couldn’t have been on more of a high. She’d just won her first races in almost five years, at the inaugural edition of the Dubai Tour, her win in the stage 1 sprint helping her to the general classification title too. In the interviews, her smile beamed across her face as she said how delighted she was to win and how excited she was about the rest of the season to come.

But a few weeks later, by mid-March, Van der Haar was at home in the Netherlands, after the entire spring racing calendar was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. She’d been out for a ride with her husband Lars that morning through the forest to do some cyclo-cross riding, but didn’t really class it as training. Like all in the sport, she has no idea when her next race will be, or what she would even be training for.

“It’s more the fact that we have no idea,” she tells over Skype, about how she’s feeling. “If they said, in two months

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