It's not easy organising an event these days. The Dutch BMX Race championships were brought back from a 2-day happening with 700-1000 entries, to a one-day event with 150 athletes in the top classes. No crowd was allowed access. Everyone had to sign a waiver to prove they weren't ill and wearing a mouth mask as well as keeping 1,5m distance was mandatory. Add a bit of rain from time to time and you would think it was a horrible day at the BMX track. But guess what, it wasn't
For some racers it was the first race of the year, and it's probably the only one this year. At least the only one with a title on the line. Just being together at an actual race is what people had missed. The vibe was positive and a lot of catching up was done.