With Marie Schreiber, Team SD Worx will have a second rider for the cross winter next year. Boom: "Marie made huge strides last season and achieved some striking results. She was a stable factor in the crosses she rode. With Marie Schreiber and Blanka Vas, we have two crossers who can make each other better."
Boom will explore the world championships course with Blanka Vas today. "I always liked riding in Hoogerheide, it's a nice wide course with lots of altimeters," Boom looks back at his own career. "But I preferred riding there when there was a lot of mud. I recently looked back at the 2008 world championships on video, when it was very fast. That wasn't my best surface, but for Blanka it may well be like that again. On a faster course, the riders stay together just a little bit easier and she can hold on to that."