I proudly look down at my parents from the podium: My first ever cyclo-cross race – and I won! The pad in the liner shorts designed especially for children was really comfortable and my kit shrugged off the crash at the start without a trace, which mum will be happy about when she washes it. The last few days have been mega exciting. Working with dad to get my bike in shape and checking out the course together. Even my outfit matches dad‘s. Their support made competing in my first race a cinch. What a day! I can‘t wait for the next one. But first things first: I pull on my warm hoodie and head off to celebrate with my parents and little sister at the burger stand. I think I‘ll even have an ice cream!